3-Step Ma Po Tofu Recipe

3-Step Ma Po Tofu Recipe

Learn how to make authentic and delicious Ma Po Tofu with this recipe

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Foodie  Foodie Your Guide to Good Taste  on 18 Mar '16


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Serves: 2 - 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes


Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 package (14 to 16 ounces) soft or regular tofu, drained and cubed
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chili sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp ground toasted Sichuan peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 fresh red chilli pepper, minced
  • 1 tbsp salted mustard
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chicken granules
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine


Method

  1. Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add oil, swirling to coat slides, sautรฉ garlic until fragrant. Add ground pork, salted mustard and red chilli. Stir fry, and add some water, the cubed tofu, chicken granules, chilli sauce, soya sauce and dark soy sauce, then cover the wok tightly for 3 minutes.
  2. Add Shaoxing wine, then thicken with the cornstarch.
  3. Toss well and dish up. Add the chili oil and sprinkle some chopped spring onion onto the tofu before serving.


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