Saturday, May 24, 2014

How to Cook Healthy Food for Kids : Hot and Spicy Ma Po Tofu Recipe

Hot and Spicy Tofu

  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1.5 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon spicy bean paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 box silken tofu, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 tablespoons soy sauce
Sauce Thickener:
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
    1. Mix ground pork with sesame oil and cornstarch.
    2. Mix sauce ingredients and set aside. 
    3. Heat wok at high heat and add cooking oil. 
    4. When oil begins to ripple, add green onion, garlic, spicy bean paste, and ginger and stir fry for 1 minute. 
    5. Add ground pork and cook until crumbly and no longer pink. 
    6. Mix in sauce. 
    7. Carefully mix in tofu.
    8. In a cup, mix together sauce thickener ingredients until dissolved. 
    9. When mixture begins to bubble, add sauce thickener. 
    10. Cook at medium high heat until sauce begins to thicken. 
    11. Serve.  
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