Ma-Po Tofu



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Preparation Time45 minutes


3 tablespoons, minced ginger
2 tablespoons hot bean paste
3-4, thinly sliced green onions
1/2 pound ground pork
2 teaspoons sesame oil
4 tablespoons, minced garlic
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 package, chopped to 1/4 inch pieces soft tofu
1 tablespoon in 2 tablespoons of water cornstarch
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1. Place the diced tofu in a tupperware with the garlic, ginger, bean paste, soy sauce, and sesame oil, and enough water to almost cover the tofu. Let marinate overnight. While this step isn't required, it really helps the flavor of the tofu.

2. Place the tofu and marinade in a small pot and add enough water to just cover it. Simmer on low heat until you add it to the stir-later in the recipe.

3. Heat the oil in a wok on high. Add the ground pork and cook until brown, being sure to break up the pork into small pieces.

4. Add the tofu and simmering water to the pork and let them continue to simmer for 5-10 minutes.

5. Add the cornstarch to the wok to thicken the sauce. Add the green onions and let cook for a few more minutes, then turn off the heat.

6. Serve over rice. Add more soy sauce to taste.


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