Mapo Tofu Recipe

Looking for an easy Mapo tofu recipe? Learn how to make Mapo tofu using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jchan985

Makes 4 servings



A famous Szechuan recipe - the name Ma Po Tofu is roughly translated as "pockmarked grandmother beancurd," named for the old woman who supposedly invented the dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Mapo tofu

1/2 lb ground pork
31 oz tofu, firm
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp salt
2 green onions

Recipe Directions for Mapo tofu

Mix marinade ingredients. Marinate pork for about 20 minutes. Cut the tofu (bean curd) into 1/2 inch (1 cm) square cubes, and blanch (drop into boiling water) for 2 - 3 minutes. Remove from boiling water and drain. Chop leek or green onions into short lengths. Heat wok and add oil. When oil is ready, add the marinated pork. Stir-fry pork until the color darkens. Add salt and stir. Add the salted black beans. Mash the beans with a cooking ladle until they blend in well with the meat. Add the chili paste, then the stock, bean curd, and leek or green onions. Turn down the heat. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes. While cooking, mix cornstarch, water, and soy sauce together. Add to wok and stir gently. Serve with freshly ground Szechuan pepper.
Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 302.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
332
Calories from Fat
193
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.4g
33%
Saturated Fat
4.6g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
658mg
27%
Potassium
602mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
4.9g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
33.5g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 45% Iron 25%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in calcium
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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