Ma Po TofuFrom sosousme 5 years ago
- 1 (12 - ounce) container firm tofu (you can use silken if you desire, I just buy firm tofu) shopping list
- 1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth shopping list
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch shopping list
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce shopping list
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce* shopping list
- 2 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce* shopping list
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil, divided shopping list
- 8 ounces pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes shopping list
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger root shopping list
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped shopping list
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped shopping list
- 1/3 cup sliced green onions (white and green parts) shopping list
- 1/2 cup edamame, thawed if frozen** shopping list
- 1 pound soba noodles, cooked according to package directions, or whole wheat angel hair pasta shopping list
- 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil shopping list
- 2 green onions, sliced thinly for garnish (optional) shopping list
How to make it
- Slice the tofu into 1/2 inch slices and place between several layers of paper towels, put a dinner plate on top and let stand for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the plate, discard the paper towels and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
- In a small bowl whisk together the chicken broth, cornstarch, soy sauce, oyster sauce and garlic chili sauce; set aside.
- In a food processor, add the pork cubes, ginger, garlic, jalapeno, and green onions. Pulse until the meat is finely chopped.
- Heat a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Add the tofu and saute, stirring frequently, until lightly browned; remove and set aside.
- Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining oil and the pork mixture; saute, stirring frequently to break up the pieces; saute until the pork loses its pink color. Add the edamame and tofu; saute 1 minute.
- Add the sauce mixture; bring to a simmer and simmer until slightly thickened.
- Toss the hot cooked noodles with the sesame seed oil. Divide the pasta among four heated bowls, top with the Ma Po Tofu and garnish with green onions, if desired.
- Per Serving: 627 Calories (19% from fat); 14g Fat (2g Sat, 7g Mono, 3g Poly); 37g Protein; 95g Carbohydrate; 11g Dietary Fiber; 37mg Cholesterol; 495mg Sodium.
- *Oyster sauce and chili garlic sauce can be found in most supermarkets or at an Oriental Grocery Store.
- **Edamame (soy beans) can be found in most supermarkets in their frozen food section. If you cannot find edamame, move. Or substitute frozen peas.