Vegan Copycat Panda Categorical Kung Pao Rooster

There’s extra to Panda Categorical than its vegan orange rooster (RIP). Enter this veganized model of the Kung Pao rooster from the Vegan Quick Meals cookbook.

What you want:

For the rooster: 
1 (1-pound) bundle vegan rooster, chopped
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon Shaoxing cooking wine

For the sauce: 
¼ cup vegan rooster inventory
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Shaoxing cooking wine
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon vegan oyster sauce
1 tablespoon black vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch

For the stir-fry:
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 
1 medium-size zucchini, giant diced
1 medium-size pink bell pepper, giant diced
3 inexperienced onions, sliced, plus extra for topping
6 dried chiles (Tien Tsin peppers or chile de arbol)
1 teaspoon minced contemporary ginger
5 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon floor sichuan pepper
⅓ cup frivolously salted roasted peanuts
Cooked rice or noodles, for meeting
Sesame seeds, for topping

What you do:

  1. For the rooster, in a big bowl, add rooster, soy sauce, cornstarch, and wine, toss properly and marinate for 20 to half-hour.
  2. For the sauce, in a small bowl, mix inventory, rice vinegar, wine, soy sauce, oyster sauce, black vinegar, and sugar. Put aside.
  3. For the stir-fry, in a wok over medium-high warmth, heat oil. As soon as scorching, add rooster, in batches if crucial, and stir-fry till frivolously golden brown. Take away from pan and put aside. Add zucchini and bell pepper and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes, or till it begins to melt. Add inexperienced onions and dried chiles and stir-fry for 1 minute, then add ginger, garlic, sichuan pepper, and peanuts. Stir-fry for 1 minute ensuring to not burn garlic. Add rooster again in.
  4. Shortly add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to stir-fry sauce and whisk. Add sauce to pan and stir-fry, guaranteeing sauce coats every little thing. Cook dinner for 1 minute, add 1 extra teaspoon of cornstarch to thicken sauce much more. Take away from warmth.
  5. Over 4 serving dishes with rice or noodles, dish out stir-fry. Garnish with inexperienced onions and sesame seeds and serve.
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