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Mapo Tofu with a twist



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 35 mins (15m prep + 20m cook)
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

mapo tofu without szechuan spice

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a large pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. 2.Add the cubed tofu to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes, until lightly browned on all sides.
  3. 3.In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, chili powder, cumin, and brown sugar. Pour the sauce over the tofu and stir to coat.
  4. 4.Add the sliced mushrooms to the pan and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, until tender.
  5. 5.Garnish with sliced green onions and serve hot over rice.

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor extra heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the sauce.
  • chevron_rightIf you don't have mushrooms, try using bell peppers or zucchini instead.