General Tso’s Chicken


Last month was my Mum’s birthday, and I had planned to do a special meal for her of General Tso’s chicken, but the plan changed after she was lovingly whisked off to London for the weekend by my Dad. I kept quiet on it, vowing to do it for her as a late birthday treat before leaving in February.

The other night she text to tell me she had left a couple of chicken breast quarters out to defrost, which I was to cook for the two of us however I saw fit. Finally, the opportunity to serve up General Tso’s Chicken has arrived!

This was a dish I had never attempted to make before, but after checking out a number of different recipes on the internet I was determined to get it right! My sister and I were quite privileged in our youth to be treated to a number of family holidays to Florida. At some point during the holiday, with out fail, our mum would enjoy a big tasty portion of General Tso’s, be it ordered in or at the food court in the mall! It’s an unheard of dish in England, which means it’s been quite a few years since she had it!

Until now…

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A tradition has grown in this family in recent years, for ANOTHER delicious meal to be cooked on Boxing Day. It’s the opportunity to indulge in more scrumptious food that, unlike Christmas day, moves away from traditional recipes and this year I have to say my Mum truly out did herself.





Snow Crab is my all time favourite, but a treat you’ll struggle to find here in England and, if you do find it, it won’t be cooked with the same love and devotion as the crab I inhaled 26th December! “Thank you” doesn’t cut it on this one… I’m still in awe! What a feast!