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Mapo Tofu

Mapo tofu is the perfect dish to add to your weekly routine. It’s savory and spicy (and happens to be vegetarian!).

Tasty Team

Mapo Tofu
Total Time

1 hr 15 min

1 hr 15 min

Prep Time

30 minutes

30 min

Cook Time

15 minutes

15 min

Total Time

1 hr 15 min

1 hr 15 min

Prep Time

30 minutes

30 min

Cook Time

15 minutes

15 min

Ingredients

for 6 servings

  • 6 large dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded
  • 8 oz white button mushroom (225 g), cleaned
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste
  • 3 tablespoons black bean with garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons bean paste
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 blocks extra firm tofu, pressed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • white rice, cooked, for serving

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 172
    Fat 8g
    Carbs 15g
    Fiber 3g
    Sugar 6g
    Protein 10g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Fill a small pot with water and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the shiitake mushrooms. Soak for 30 minutes, until completely rehydrated. Remove the mushrooms from the water and reserve the soaking liquid. Coarsely chop the rehydrated mushrooms.
  2. Dice the tomatoes and green bell pepper. Stem and chop the white button mushrooms.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the chili garlic paste, black bean with garlic sauce, bean paste, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sugar. Stir until smooth.
  4. Dice the tofu into 1-inch (2 ½ cm) cubes.
  5. In a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the rehydrated shiitake and button mushrooms, bell pepper, and tomato and cook until the pepper and mushrooms have softened slightly, 1–2 minutes.
  6. Add the sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3–4 minutes, until fully combined and fragrant.
  7. In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch and ½ cup (75 G) of the reserved mushroom soaking water until the cornstarch dissolves.
  8. Add the cornstarch slurry to the pan and cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tofu and cook until heated through, 2–3 minutes more.
  9. Serve immediately over cooked white rice.
  10. Enjoy!

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