Chinese mabo tofu

Chinese mabo tofu


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About this recipe: This recipe has been passed on for years. Hot bean sauce is a prepared Chinese sauce made from fermented lima beans. You can find it in oriental / Chinese markets.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 225g minced pork
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh root ginger
  • 1 (349g) pack firm tofu, cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot bean sauce
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Mix cornflour and water in a small bowl. Brown minced pork in a small frying pan over medium high heat, about 5 minutes. Drain fat.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Cook the garlic and root ginger in the oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tofu and cook for 2 minutes. Season with the soy sauce, hot bean sauce and sugar; stir to combine. Stir in the cooked pork and spring onion. Sprinkle with the cornflour and water mixture; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir the sesame oil into the thickened mabo tofu.

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