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Tofu in Black Bean Sauce Recipe for Dinner

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Tofu In Black Bean Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

Vegetarian

Produce
3 cloves: Garlic
1 tsp: Ginger
2: Red chiles
1: Scallions
2: Shallots

Refrigerated
1 lb: Tofu, extra firm

Condiments
3 tbsp: Black bean sauce
1 1/2 tbsp: Soy sauce, light

Baking & spices
1 tsp: Cornstarch
1/4 tsp: Sugar
1/4 tsp: White pepper

Oils & vinegars
1: Oil
1 tsp: Oil
1 tsp: Sesame oil

Beer, wine & spirits
2 tbsp: Chinese cooking wine

Liquids
1/4 cup: Water

Instructions:

  • Whisk together all of the ingredients for the black bean sauce with the exception of the cornstarch and water slurry. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and tablespoon of water, then add it to the rest of the sauce and stir to combine.
  • Drain the tofu and rinse under cold water. Cut the tofu into 4 slabs, then cut each of those in half to make squares. Cut each square in half on the diagonal to make triangles. Lay the tofu on a clean towel or paper towels, blot the top, then leave to air dry as you heat the oil.
  • Heat 1 1/2 -2 cups of oil in a wok or a large pot over medium heat. Test the oil by inserting a wooden skewer or the handle of a wooden spoon. When the oil bubbles and boils around the wood, it is hot enough.
  • Fry the tofu in 2-3 batches so as not to over crowd the wok or pot. Gently transfer the tofu into the oil and let fry for 2-3 minutes, flipping halfway through. The tofu will turn a pale golden color. Remove with a slotted spoon or spider strainer and place on a paper towel lined plate for excess oil to drain. Repeat with remaining tofu. Be careful of splattering oil.
  • Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. When it's lightly smoking add a teaspoon of oil, then the shallot. Let fry for 1 minute, then add the garlic, ginger, and chiles, let fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the tofu along with the sauce, and bring the sauce to a simmer. Let simmer for a couple of minutes, or until it has thickened. Garnish with some sliced scallion greens and serve immediately.
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Tofu In Black Bean Sauce Recipe (Spicy)

Ingredients:

Vegetarian • Gluten free

Produce
2 cups: Broccoli florets
7: Chinese red chili peppers, whole dried
2 cloves: Garlic
1/2 tsp: Ginger
1/2: Red bell pepper

Refrigerated
450 g: 1 pound regular or firm tofu, regular or firm

Canned goods
1 cup: Water or vegetable stock

Condiments
1 1/2 tbsp: Honey
2 tsp: Louisiana hot sauce
1 1/2 tbsp: Soy sauce, light
1 tsp: Soy sauce, dark

Baking & spices
3 1/2 tbsp: Cornstarch
1/4 tsp: Salt
1 1/2 tbsp: Sesame seeds
1 tbsp: Sugar

Oils & vinegars
1/3 cup: Peanut or canola oil
2 tsp: Rice vinegar
1/2 tsp: Sesame oil

Beer, wine & spirits
1/2 tbsp: Shaoxing wine

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Instructions:

  • Mix the honey and hot sauce in a bowl until well combined. Add the tofu to the bowl, and toss together gently with a spatula until the tofu is well-coated.
  • Next, sprinkle the sesame seeds over the tofu, and toss until evenly distributed. Next, sprinkle the cornstarch over the tofu until lightly coated.
  • Heat oil, then carefully place the tofu pieces into the pan, ensuring that the pieces are not touching, and let fry for about 2 minutes. Turn them over to continue frying on the other side.
  • Heat your wok over medium heat, and add 1 tablespoon of the oil left from tofu-frying, and add the ginger. After 10 seconds, add the garlic and the whole dried chili peppers, and stir for 15 seconds. Next, stir in the red bell peppers and Shaoxing wine. Now add the water or vegetable stock, and let the mixture come up to a boil. Add the broccoli florets.
  • Immediately add the soy sauces, rice vinegar, salt, sugar, and sesame oil. Let the mixture come up to a boil. Immediately add the cornstarch mixture slowly while stirring. Toss in your fried tofu and give everything a quick stir to make sure the tofu is coated. Serve with steamed rice.

Tofu With Pork In Black Bean Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

Meat
8 oz: Ground pork

Produce
3 tbsp: Garlic
3 tbsp: Ginger
6: Red chilies, dried
1: Scallion
1: Thai bird chili peppers, fresh

Refrigerated
450 g: 1 pound silken tofu

Canned goods
2/3 cup: Chicken broth, low sodium

Condiments
1 tbsp: Bean sauce, spicy

Baking & spices
1 1/2 tsp: Cornstarch
1/2 tbsp: Sichuan peppercorns
1/4 tsp: Sugar

Oils & vinegars
1/2 cup: Oil
1/4 tsp: Sesame oil

Instructions:

  • Heat your wok or a small saucepan over low heat. Add ¼ cup of the oil and throw in the fresh and dried peppers. Stir occasionally and heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes, ensuring that the peppers don’t burn. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat the remaining ¼ cup of oil in your wok over medium heat. Add the ginger. After 1 minute, add the garlic. Fry for another minute, and then turn up the heat to high and add the ground pork. Break up the meat and fry it until it’s cooked through. Add your ground Sichuan peppercorns and stir for about 15-30 seconds.
  • Add the spicy bean sauce to the mixture and stir it in well. Add ⅔ cups of chicken broth to the wok and stir. Let this simmer for a minute or so. While that's happening, ready your tofu and also put a ¼ cup of water in a small bowl with your cornstarch and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture to your sauce and stir. Let it bubble away until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Stir the oil into the sauce, and add the tofu. Use your spatula to gently toss the tofu in the sauce. Let everything cook for 3-5 minutes. Add the sesame oil and sugar (if using) along with the scallions and stir until the scallions are just wilted.
  • Serve with rice.

Tofu In Black Bean Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

Meat
150 g: Ground pork

Produce
2 large cloves: 24 grams garlic
20 g: Ginger
50 g: Scallions

Refrigerated
400 g: Tofu, soft

Canned goods
1/2 cup: Chicken broth, low-sodium

Baking & spices
2 tsp: Potato starch
2 g: Sichuan pepper

Oils & vinegars
1 tsp: Sesame oil, toasted
2 tbsp: Vegetable oil

Other
null: 2 tablespoons doubanjiang (to taste)
9 g: Rams douchi (~1 tablespoon fermented black beans, roughly chopped)

Instructions:

  • Bring 2 cups of water along with 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil. Add the tofu and cook for 1 minute. Gently tip the tofu into a colander and drain well.
  • Whisk the low-sodium chicken broth, potato starch, and sesame oil together, and set them aside while you prepare all the other ingredients.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan until very hot (but not smoking) and add the Sichuan pepper and douchi and stir-fry for a few seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the doubanjiang and stir-fry until the oil turns red.
  • Add the white parts of the scallions, garlic, and ginger and stir-fry until the aromatics start to caramelize.
  • Add the pork and stir-fry breaking it up into small pieces as you go.
  • Stir the sauce mixture and then pour it in. Let this boil until it thickens.
  • Add the tofu and toss in the pan to coat evenly with the sauce. Serve with rice.

Easy Tofu In Black Bean Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

Gluten free

Meat
1/2 lb: Ground pork

Produce
4 cloves: Garlic
3 sticks: Green onion

Refrigerated
1 block: Tofu, Soft

Condiments
2 tbsp: Oyster sauce
1 tbsp: Soy sauce

Baking & spices
1 1/2 tbsp: Chili oil
1 tbsp: Cornstarch
1/4 tsp: Salt
1 tsp: Sugar

Oils & vinegars
1/2 tbsp: Vegetable oil

Liquids
9/16 cup: Water

Instructions:

  • Minced 4 cloves of garlic.
  • Cut 3 sticks of green onion.
  • Cut a block of soft tofu into cubes and set them aside.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil into a non-stick pan. After that, turn on fire to medium high and stir fry minced garlic a little bit.
  • Next, add ½ pound of ground pork and stir fry or loose up ground pork.
  • The following, add ¼ teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1.5 tablespoons of chili oil (homemade), ½ cup of water and keep stir fried until the pork is cooked.
  • In a small container, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water.
  • After, pour cornstarch mixture with the pork and keep stir frying until the sauce is thickened. Lastly, add cut tofu and be gentle. Do not stir too hard because soft tofu will break easily and cook it for a minute. Topping some green onion and ready to serve.
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Tofu In Black Bean Sauce With Mushrooms Recipe

Ingredients:

Vegetarian

Produce
110 g: 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms
1 tbsp: Fermented black beans
3 tbsp: Garlic
3 tbsp: Ginger
1: Scallion
1: Thai bird chilies

Refrigerated
1 lb: Silken tofu

Condiments
1 tbsp: Bean sauce, spicy

Baking & spices
1 tbsp: Chili oil
2 tsp: Cornstarch
1 1/2 tbsp: Sichuan peppercorns, coarsely ground
1/4 tsp: Sugar

Oils & vinegars
1/4 tsp: Sesame oil
4 tbsp: Vegetable oil

Liquids
2/3 cup: Water

Instructions:

  • In a wok over medium low heat, add the vegetable oil and ground Sichuan peppercorns (remember to reserve ¼ teaspoon for garnishing the dish at the end).
  • Cook for 30 seconds, and add the ginger. Cook for another 1 minute and add the garlic. Cook for another 1 minute. Add the black beans, and chilies. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Turn up the heat to medium, and add the mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms are cooked down and slightly caramelized, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the spicy bean sauce and chili oil to the mixture and stir it in well. Turn up the heat to high, and add ⅔ cups water or broth and stir. Bring the mixture up to a simmer, and allow to bubble for 1 minute. Stir the cornstarch and water mixture to make sure the cornstarch is dissolved, and add it to the sauce.
  • Add the tofu to the wok and gently toss the tofu in the sauce. Allow the tofu to simmer for 3-5 minutes, and then add the sesame oil, sugar, and scallions.
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Tofu In Black Bean Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

Vegan • Gluten free

Produce
1 tbsp: Bean paste doubanjiang
2 cloves: Garlic
1 inch: Ginger
1 inch: Shallots section, white
6: Shitake mushroom middle size
1 tbsp: Soy, light

Refrigerated
1 lb: Tofu, regular

Baking & spices
2 tsp: Salt
1 tbsp: Starch tapioca or corn starch
1 tsp: Szechwan peppercorns, powder

Oils & vinegars
1 tbsp: Oil

Liquids
3 tbsp: Water

Instructions:

  • Take shiitake mushrooms out of the water and set the water aside. You will need it for the sauce. Squeeze the dried shiitake mushrooms to remove excess water and finely chop them. Add them to the bowl with the button mushrooms.
  • In a wok or large pan over medium high heat, add oil and mushrooms. Stir and cook for 8 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and leeks, stir and cook for 4 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add gochujang, soy sauce, spicy chili crisp, salt and gochugaru to the pan and stir until the ingredients are mixed and heated through (about 1 minute).
  • Return vegetables to the pan and add mushroom water. Stir well and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer.
  • Give the cornstarch mixture a quick stir and add to the sauce while stirring. Add tofu, Szechuan peppercorns and stir well to coat the cubes. Cook for 1 minute and serve with white rice.

How Tofu Is Made?

Tofu is made from dried soybeans that are soaked in water, crushed, and boiled. The mixture is separated into solid pulp (okara) and soy “milk.” Salt coagulants, such as calcium and magnesium chlorides and sulfates, are added to the soy milk to separate the curds from the whey.

The first step in making tofu is soaking the soybeans and extracting the milk. A coagulant is added to curd the milk.

Tofu originated in China more than two centuries ago. The production of tofu first began around 206 to 220BC allegedly during the Han Dynasty.

Tofu can be both fermented and non-fermented.

The research clearly shows that non-fermented foods like tofu and soymilk play as big a role as fermented soy products. In some parts of Asia, these non-fermented soyfoods provide the bulk of soy intake.

Fermented tofu is a Chinese condiment consisting of a form of processed, preserved tofu used in East Asian cuisine.

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