A simple, delicious Chinese mabo tofu recipe that has been passed on for years. Easy to prepare!
1 g cornstarch
8 ml cold water
115 g ground pork
8 ml vegetable oil
4 g minced garlic
3 g minced fresh ginger root
1/2 16 ounce package firm tofu, cut into 1 inch pieces
40 ml soy sauce
15 ml hot bean sauce
2 g white sugar
1-1/2 green onions chopped
3 ml sesame oil
Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl; set aside.
Brown ground pork in a small skillet over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes. Drain fat.
Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok. Cook the garlic and ginger root in the oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tofu and cook for 2 minutes. Season with the soy sauce, hot bean sauce, and sugar; stir to combine.
Stir in the cooked pork and green onion. Sprinkle with the cornstarch and water mixture; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir the sesame oil into the thickened mabo tofu.