Mapo Tofu

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wrap tofu w/ thick paper towel, let sit for 20 minutes to dry.
  • Chop finely both garlic and ginger.
  • Cut garlic chives into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Dissolve chicken stock in the hot water.
  • Dissolve potato starch in water.
  • Cut tofu horizontally into 2 pieces; then cut block into 3/4" cubes.
  • Heat up your cooking pan, pour in sesame oil.
  • Add pork and brown at high heat thoroughly.
  • Add chopped garlic and ginger, reduce heat to medium.
  • Push aside the cooking garlic and add the chili bean paste and sweet bean sauce to cleared area of pan; fry sauces at low heat and mix together, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Mix condiments and pork together; stir fry until evenly browned.
  • Add sake, stirring until moisture is gone.
  • Add chicken stock, soy sauce and sake to the pan, stirring lightly.
  • Carefully add tofu blocks to pan, gently spread blocks in pan; let boil in high heat, then reduce to medium low and let simmer for 2-3 minutes, allowing tofu to soak in flavors of the sauce.
  • Add garlic chives, mixing gently to prevent tofu blocks from breaking.
  • Mix potato starch and water thoroughly before slowly adding it to the pan.
  • Gently mix by sliding spatula on pan away from you.
  • Heat on high heat for 30 seconds, then remove from heat and serve on top of rice.
  • Optional: sprinkle on sichuan pepper for added flavor and heat!
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