Ma-Po Tofu (Food Network)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 187.1
  • Total Fat: 13.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.2 mg
  • Sodium: 561.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g

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Chinese, vegetarian dish that is hot and spicy. Served with steamed white rice. Chinese, vegetarian dish that is hot and spicy. Served with steamed white rice.
Number of Servings: 4


    1/4 cup chicken broth
    2 tablespoons hot bean paste
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    Kosher salt
    1 pound regular or soft (not silken) tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons corn, peanut or canola oil
    1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
    1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely minced peeled ginger
    1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
    1 1/2 teaspoons Japanese sesame oil
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon toasted sansho powder
    3 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions
    Accompaniment: steamed rice


Makes 3-4 servings

To make the sauce: Stir together broth, bean paste, soy sauce, and kosher salt. Set aside.

To poach the tofu: Slide tofu into a saucepan of simmering water and keep at a bare simmer while stir-frying rest of dish.

To finish the stir-fry: Stir reserved sauce. Drain tofu in a large sieve and slide into sauce, stirring gently.

Stir cornstarch mixture and add to stir-fry. Bring to a boil, stirring gently, and cook until thickened and glossy, about 15 seconds.

Turn off heat and sprinkle with sesame oil, sansho powder, to taste, and 2 tablespoons scallion. Stir once or twice, then serve sprinkled with remaining tablespoon scallion.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DIALMELO.

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  • How the hell is this vegetarian when the first ingredient is CHICKEN BROTH?!? I would be beyond upset to find out that someone served this to me with chicken broth in it. EPIC FAIL. - 8/6/11

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