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Mapo Tofu 

 

Chef: leilei1107, original recipe in Chinese 

Translator: CDKM.COM

Alias: Sauteed Tofu in Hot and Spicy Sauce

Chinese name: 麻婆豆腐 (ma po dou fu)

Cuisine: Chuan Cuisine (Sichuan Cuisine)

 

Ingredients: 

1 white north tofu, 100g meat, green onion, broad bean paste, Black Bean Sauce, salt, cornstarch, pepper powder, soy sauce, cooking wine, chicken essence.

 

Preparation: 

cut the tofu into small cubes, cut the meat into mince, add very little salt and an appropriate amount of cooking wine in ground meat.

 

Directions:

Mapo Tofu

1 Fill wok water, add in very little salt, turn on the heat and pour in the tofu cubes when the water is boiling, blanch. This step makes tofu taste delicate, and also makes tofu not easily broken when frying.

2 Pour in an appropriate amount of cooking oil in wok, pour in ground meat when the oil temperature is about 60%, fry over medium heat.

3 Add in 2 tablespoons of broad bean paste when meat changes colour.

4 Add in the chopped green onion and black bean sauce.

5 Pour hot water (you can also use broth).

6 Pour in the tofu cubes, cover and boil for 3-4 minutes over medium heat, use high heat if too much water, thicken with mixture of cornstarch and water, add chicken essence, add an appropriate amount of pepper powder after putting food in pan.

 Mapo Tofu

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