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Mapo tofu

Mapo tofu

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Mavis

Mavis

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"Mapo tofu has become a famous dish in and outside of Sichuan. The main ingredients are tofu, ground beef (pork can also be used), chili, and Chinese peppers. This dish highlights the "spicy" characteristic of Sichuan cuisine. The tofu should be blanched in boiling water before cooking, so that there won't be too much soy milk, resulting in a tastier dish. A tip: Use high heat to thicken the sauce. And if you have any extra peppers, simply use a rolling pin to mash it a bit and store it in an airtight jar, or make pepper salt, pepper oil, or other seasonings—it'll come in handy for cooking in the future."
Difficulty
Easy 👌
Preparation
35 min
Baking
0 min
Resting
0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
2 cloves
garlic
ginger
1⅓ stalks
scallions
53⅓
ground beef
tbsp
fermented bean paste
80 ml
water
tbsp
soy sauce
tbsp
sugar
333⅓ g
tofu
tbsp
starch
pinch
Sichuan pepper powder
tbsp
chili oil
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Utensils

knife, cutting board, bowl (small), frying pan, spatula

  • Step 1/ 4

    Chop the garlic and mince the ginger. Slice scallions and set aside. Heat some oil in a frying pan, then add garlic and ginger and fry until fragrant. Add the ground beef and sauté until browned.
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1⅓ stalks scallions
    • ginger
    • 53⅓ ground beef
    • knife
    • cutting board
    • bowl (small)
    • frying pan
    • spatula

    Chop the garlic and mince the ginger. Slice scallions and set aside. Heat some oil in a frying pan, then add garlic and ginger and fry until fragrant. Add the ground beef and sauté until browned.

  • Step 2/ 4

    Add fermented bean paste and stir-fry until the oil is red in color.
    • tbsp fermented bean paste

    Add fermented bean paste and stir-fry until the oil is red in color.

  • Step 3/ 4

    Add water, soy sauce, and sugar. Bring everything to a boil.
    • 80 ml water
    • tbsp soy sauce
    • tsp sugar

    Add water, soy sauce, and sugar. Bring everything to a boil.

  • Step 4/ 4

    Cut the tofu into small pieces.  Add it to the pot and cover with a lid. Cook for 2 min. Add starch and pepper powder to the pot. To serve, sprinkle with chopped chives and drizzle with chili oil.
    • 333⅓ g tofu
    • tbsp starch
    • pinch Sichuan pepper powder
    • tbsp chili oil

    Cut the tofu into small pieces. Add it to the pot and cover with a lid. Cook for 2 min. Add starch and pepper powder to the pot. To serve, sprinkle with chopped chives and drizzle with chili oil.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Mapo tofu

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