About the Dish:
Mapo Tofu is a traditional Chinese dish that originated in the Sichuan province. It is a spicy and numbing tofu dish that is popular both in China and internationally. The dish is known for its flavorful combination of tofu, ground meat (usually pork or beef), and a spicy sauce made with fermented bean paste and chili oil. The dish is typically garnished with green onions and served with steamed rice.
|Fermented bean paste||2 tablespoons|
|Chili oil||1 tablespoon|
|Soy sauce||2 tablespoons|
|Green onions||2 stalks|
- Step 1: Press the tofu to remove excess moisture. Cut the tofu into small cubes and set aside.
- Step 2: Heat a wok or a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground pork and cook until browned. Remove the pork from the wok and set aside.
- Step 3: In the same wok, add the garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant. Add the fermented bean paste and chili oil and stir-fry for a minute.
- Step 4: Add the tofu cubes and stir gently to coat them with the sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the tofu is heated through.
- Step 5: Return the cooked pork to the wok and mix well with the tofu. Add soy sauce and stir to combine all the ingredients.
- Step 6: Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the flavors are well blended. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
- Step 7: Garnish with chopped green onions and serve hot with steamed rice.