MaPo Tofu

1 Package of Tofu (500-600g)
1/2 Pound (225g) Ground Pork
3 Scallions (50g)
4 Cloves of Garlic (25g)
6 Dried Chilies
A Small Piece of Ginger (35g)
4 Tbsp Peanut Oil
3 Tbsp Sichuan Chili Bean Paste
1 Tbsp Black Bean Sauce
1.5 Tsp Ground Sichuan Pepper
2 Tsp Cornstarch mixed in some water
1/4 Tsp White Pepper

Cut the tofu into one inch cubes.
Steep the tofu in warm water to soften.
Mince the garlic and ginger.
Finely chop the scallion greens.

Heat a clean wok for one minute.
Add the peanut oil and stir to coat the wok.
Add in the sichuan peppercorn.
Stir fry for two minutes. For an additional kick, double the sichuan pepper!

Add in the ginger and garlic.
Stir fry for one minute or until fragrant.
Add in the ground pork.
Stir fry until browned. One to two minutes.

Add the sichuan chili bean paste.
Stir fry until evenly mixed.
Add in the black bean sauce.
Stir fry until evenly mixed.

Add in the dried red chilies.
Stir fry until evenly mixed.
As with the sichuan peppers, add additional chilies to give your dish an extra kick!

Add the cornstarch mixture into the wok.
Add an additional half cup of water into the wok.
Stir to mix evenly.

Carefully add the tofu into the wok.
Add white pepper to taste.
Let simmer for two to three minutes.

Add in scallions.
Serve immediately.



MaPo Tofu

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  1. Cut the tofu into one inch cubes. Steep the tofu in warm water with salt to soften.
  2. Mince the garlic and ginger. Finely chop the scallion greens.
  3. Heat a clean wok for one minute. Add the peanut oil and stir to coat the wok.
  4. Add in the sichuan peppercorn. Stir fry for two minutes. For an additional kick, double the sichuan pepper!
  5. Add in the ginger and garlic. Stir fry for one minute or until fragrant.
  6. Add in the ground pork. Stir fry until browned. About one to two minutes.
  7. Add the sichuan chili bean paste. Stir fry until evenly mixed.
  8. Add in the black bean sauce. Stir fry until evenly mixed.
  9. Add in the dried red chilies. Stir fry until evenly mixed. As with the sichuan peppers, add additional chilies to give your dish an extra kick!
  10. Add the cornstarch mixture into the wok. Add an additional half cup of water into the wok. Stir to mix evenly.
  11. Carefully add the tofu into the wok. Add white pepper to taste. Let simmer for two to three minutes.
  12. Add in scallions. Serve immediately.

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