Ma Po Tofu With Tempeh

Total Time
40mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

Traditionally served with ground pork, but I think tempeh is delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix marinade ingredients. Simmer tempeh in marinade for about 20 minutes.
  2. Cut the tofu (bean curd) into 1/2 inch (1 cm) square cubes, and blanch (drop into boiling water) for 2 - 3 minutes. Remove from boiling water and drain.
  3. Chop the leek or green onions into short lengths.
  4. Heat wok and add oil. When oil is ready, add the marinated tempeh.
  5. Stir-fry tempeh until the color darkens. Add salt and stir. Add the salted black beans. Mash the beans with a cooking ladle until they blend in well with the tempeh. Add the chili paste, then the stock, tofu, and leek or green onions.
  6. Turn down the heat. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes.
  7. While cooking, mix cornstarch, water, and soy sauce together. Add to wok and stir gently. Serve with freshly ground Szechuan pepper.
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