Friday, May 18, 2007

Spicy Szechuan Tofu

A delicious home-style simple spicy tofu dish that is easy to cook. You may add some roasted cashew nuts, if desired.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 2 firm tofu/beancurd (225g), cubed and deep-fried or pan-fried
° 6-8 dried chilli, soaked and cut into 5cm length
° 1 slice ginger, chopped
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
° black pepper, to taste

° 80ml-90ml water
° 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
° 1½ teaspoon light soy sauce
° 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
° 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
° 1 teaspoon cooking rice wine
° 1 teaspoon corn flour
° 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)

1. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a wok. Add the ginger, dried chilli and fry till fragrant.
3. Add in the beancurd, sauce and stir-fry briskly for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thicken.
4. Sprinkle some pepper, transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.

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