I am so happy with the endless amounts of inspiration available to us… via cookbooks, blogs, restaurants, friends, and even the Co-op! Yes, the co-op has inspired us once again! Here is another dish that Shannon and I made (I am trying to convince Shannon to start her own food blog… ; ) DO IT TO IT!) based on a similar dish we loved from the Co-op deli case.
We made the kung pao sauce out of molasses, tamari/braggs, canola oil, sesame oil, orange juice, crushed red pepper, and sesame seeds.
We tossed some tofu, red onion, green bell pepper, white button mushrooms, and green onions in this delicious sauce, and impatiently let it marinate for a little bit.
We baked it at about 375 degrees until we just couldn’t take the delicious smells coming out of the oven any longer (about forty minutes, with some turning and what not in between). We then sprinkled cashew pieces and cilantro on top and returned the kung pao magic to the oven for a few more minutes.
AND THEN WE ENGULFED THE KUNG PAO TOFU WITH OUR MOUTHS! It was gooooooooood! Lots of delicious flavor in this dish. Will return for more. And more. More? Oui! Yes! Si!
Whoever says tofu is bland needs some kitchen literacy and A PUNCH IN THE MOUTH BY KUNG PAO TOFU!!! The End.
P.S. This was the kung pao magic tofu pre bake-ified. Pretttyyyyy!