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Ma po tofu

8
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
25 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Looking for a vegetarian meal for dinner tonight? Then look no further, this dish is packed with flavour and nutrients that will satisfy everyone.

Ingredients

vegetable stock

2 cup(s), (500ml)

firm tofu

650 g, cut into 3cm pieces

leek(s)

1 whole, cut into matchsticks

canola oil

1 tbs

fresh ginger

1 tbs, (5cm piece), cut into matchsticks

garlic

2 clove(s), finely chopped

black bean sauce

2 tbs, fermented bean sauce

chilli sauce

1 tbs

pepper

½ tsp, Sichuan variety

pepper

¼ tsp, white

carrot(s)

2 medium, cut into matchsticks

bean sprouts

1½ cup(s), (120g)

fresh coriander

½ cup(s), leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat stock in a large saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat until barely simmering and add tofu and half the leek. Remove from heat. Cover and set aside to poach for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a wok over high heat. Add oil and heat for 20 seconds. Stir-fry ginger and garlic for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add bean and chilli sauces, Sichuan and white pepper and stir-fry for 30 seconds or until heated through.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer tofu to wok and cook, gently tossing with a spoon, to coat in sauce. Add poaching liquid, carrot and remaining leek and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Add bean sprouts and gently toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with coriander.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: ½ cup (85g) steamed jasmine rice. TIP: Some like it hot – but if you don’t, simply reduce or omit the chilli sauce.

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