Tofu and Shrimp With Hoisin Sauce

Total Time
15 mins
10 mins

This is a great appetizer, or pupu as they call them in Hawaii. Serve a platter of this with toothpicks. Decrease the amount of red pepper if you want it less spicy. This comes from Pupus, an Island Tradition by Sachi Fukuda. This makes about 4-6 appetizer servings

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  1. Combine hoisin sauce, vinegar, water, sugar, ginger and cornstarch and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add tofu cubes and stir-fry about 2 minutes or until lightly browned on all sides; remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet; stir-fry garlic and shrimp for 2 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring constantly; add green onion and hoisin sauce mixture and red pepper and cook, stirring until thickened and shrimp turns slightly pink, about 3 minutes; add tofu and combine well but stirring very gently so as not to break up the tofu cubes.