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Pressed Tofu with Spicy Sauce Recipe

Pressed Tofu with Spicy Sauce Recipe

Pressed Tofu with Spicy Sauce Recipe

Pressed tofu is frequently used in northern Chinese cuisine. In this recipe it is combined with a spicy sauce to make the tofu more appetizing.

Ingredients :

    • 6 squares pressed tofu (taukwa)
    • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 red finger-length chili, deseeded, finely sliced
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoon sesame oil

Method :

    1. Blanch the pressed tofu in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes, then remove and drain. When cool, cut each square in half horizontally to form two thin squares, then slice into thin strips.
    2. Place the tofu strips in a bowl with the thinly sliced spring onion, sliced red chili and chopped garlic. Toss to mix well, then add the seasonings and toss well to blend all flavors. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.

The spring onion may be replaced with finely sliced green bell peppers, leeks or coriander leaves and any of these may be added along with the spring onion.

Serves 6–8
Preparation time : 20 mins