Mapo Tofu with Shrimp Recipe

Mapo Tofu with Shrimp

Try this easy local style shrimp Mapo Tofu recipe.  A delicious light shrimp flavor with a mild mapo sauce. If you can’t find dried shrimp, just adjust ground pork to half pound instead. Add extra chili garlic sauce for a spicier taste. Enjoy!

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Mapo Tofu Recipe
Cuisine: Chinese Local Style
Ingredients
  • Tofu Mixture:
  • 1 (20-ounce) block firm tofu
  • ⅛ cup dried shrimp, soaked and drained
  • ¼ pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • Mapo Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Garnish: 1 to 2 stalks green onion, chopped
Instructions
  1. Remove tofu from container and place on plate covered with a paper towel. Cut into 1-inch cubes. Let drain on paper towel.
  2. Heat oil and saute drained shrimp and ground pork. Cook until slightly browned, breaking up ground pork into small pieces. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mapo sauce ingredients. Mix until cornstarch and sugar are dissolved. Set aside.
  4. Add tofu cubes to pork mixture. Gently mix tofu until heated through. (If using soft or medium tofu, add mapo sauce first and thicken, then fold in tofu.
  5. Turn heat to medium high and add mapo sauce to center of pan. Slowly stirring mixture together until thickened.
  6. Garnish with green onions.

Here’s a more traditional way to make mapo tofu. Enjoy!

How to Make Mapo Tofu (Mabo Dofu Recipe) 麻婆豆腐 作り方レシピ

 

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