Mabo Dofu Recipe

Looking for an easy Mabo Dofu recipe? Learn how to make Mabo Dofu using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by shiningmer

Makes 5 servings



http://justbento.com/handbook/guest-post-articles/sarahs-mabo-dofu-classic-tofu-and-meat

Recipe Ingredients for Mabo Dofu

250 g firm tofu
1/2 cup tvp
1 medium onion
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger (grated, crushed or minced)
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp of sesame oil (reserve half for cooking the onions in)
1 tsp of sugar
1/2 cup of water

Recipe Directions for Mabo Dofu

  1. Begin by making the sauce. Mince the ginger and garlic finely (I use a tiny grater to mince them into a paste) into a bowl. Add the miso, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and red pepper flakes. Stir until smooth. Add water. The sauce should be just thick enough to coat the stirring utensil and drip off a little bit.

  2. Loosen the raw beef so that it does not cook in one mass.

  3. Heat up a roomy wok or pan. Add the sesame oil and the chopped onions. Don?t worry if there isn?t enough oil for the onions to cook, the beef and the sauce will add more later.

  4. Once the onions are translucent, add the beef and let it brown.

  5. When the beef is more brown than red, pour in the sauce. Stir to coat.

  6. Drain the tofu and cut into 3/4 inch (or 2 cm) cubes. You don?t have to drain every last drop of water out.

  7. When the sauce bubbles and begins to reduce, fold in the tofu, being careful not to break up the cubes too badly. Lower the heat and cover.

  8. This is when I generally start the rice cooking in the rice cooker (or or on the stove). When the rice is ready, turn off the heat on the simmering mabo dofu, uncover and stir.

Categories

Vegetables, First Course, Main Dish, Japanese, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 118.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
112
Calories from Fat
44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.9g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
370mg
15%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
9.5g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
4.2g
Protein
9.6g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 14% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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