Mapo Tofu

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Mapo-Tofu
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A very comforting Szechuan Chinese dish. Traditionally made with pork and tofu in a thick flavorful and spicy sauce. One of our favorite ways to enjoy this recipe is to top off a bowl of ramen.

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Mapo Tofu

A very comforting Szechuan Chinese dish. Traditionally made with pork and tofu in a thick flavorful and spicy sauce. One of our favorite ways to enjoy this recipe is to top off a bowl of ramen.
Prep Time25 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Szechuan chinese dish, pork and tofu, spicy sauce, ramen
Yield: 2 Entrees.
Author: Deirdre K Todd

Materials

  • 1 (20 oz.) block firm tofu, cubed, drained
  • 2 TB vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. ground pork, chicken or turkey
  • 2 tsp. ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 5 stalks green onion, chopped, white parts only
  • 2 tsp. chili garlic paste
  • 2 TB Aloha shoyu
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 3 tsp. cornstarch mixed with 3-5 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp. sesame seed oil
  • 1 tsp. chili oil
  • 5 stalks green onion, chopped, green parts only

Instructions

  • In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat; brown pork in oil.
  • Add ginger, garlic and white parts of green onion.
  • Add chili garlic paste, soy sauce, broth and tofu.
  • Bring to a boil and cook 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in cornstarch mixture, sesame seed and chili oils.

How To Serve:

  • For service: stir in green parts of green onion.
  • Optional to serve over pan fried noodles or as a ramen topping.
  • Serves 4-6 appetizers or 2 entrees.
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