#StirFu Tofu in Black Beans Sauce

Calling all tofu lovers (again).

In this recipe, we’re using Fermented Black Beans (douchi) as the main flavouring. It’s mainly salty, but also has a delicious nuttiness.

I make this with lots of vegetables, and not so much oil.

It goes beautifully with steamed rice, or noodles.

Enjoy!

How to put this together

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan over high heat.

When the oil is hot, add peppers.

Stir-fry until the skin is slightly charred and it’s half way cooked.

Transfer to a plate.

In the same pan, heat 1 tsp oil over high heat.

When the oil is hot, add mushrooms.

Stir-fry until half way cooked.

Transfer to a plate.

Still using the same pan, heat 1 Tbsp oil over medium heat.

Add garlic + dried chillies + fermented black beans.

Fry until fragrant.

Add tofu puffs.

Stir-fry briefly.

Then add ½ cup water + light soy sauce + sugar.

Stir-fry until a little bit of water is left.

Add peppers + mushrooms.

Mix well.

Make a slurry from cornflour + water mixture.

Pour over the top. Mix well.

Then add spring onions, and stir-fry until it’s just cooked but still crisp.

Serve immediately

#StirFu Tofu Black Beans Sauce

Calling all tofu lovers (again). In this recipe, we’re using Fermented Black Beans (douchi) as the main flavouring. It’s mainly salty, but also has a delicious nuttiness.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 150 g Tofu Puffs cut to bite size pieces
  • 150 g Peppers cut to bite size pieces
  • 100 g Button Mushrooms cut to bite size pieces
  • 3 Small Dried Chillies (hot) cut to small pieces
  • 2 Tbsp Fermented Black Beans washed, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic minced
  • 2 Spring Onions cut to 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • Oil
  • 1 tsp Cornflour mixed with 2 Tbsp Water

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan over high heat. When the oil is hot, add peppers. Stir-fry until the skin is slightly charred and it’s half way cooked. Transfer to a plate.
  • In the same pan, heat 1 tsp oil over high heat. When the oil is hot, add mushrooms. Stir-fry until half way cooked. Transfer to a plate.
  • Still using the same pan, heat 1 Tbsp oil over medium heat. Add garlic + dried chillies + fermented black beans. Fry until fragrant.
  • Add tofu puffs. Stir-fry briefly. Then add ½ cup water + light soy sauce + sugar.
  • Stir-fry until a little bit of water is left. Add peppers + mushrooms. Mix well.
  • Make a slurry from cornflour + water mixture. Pour over the top. Mix well. Then add spring onions, and stir-fry until it’s just cooked but still crisp.
  • Serve immediately

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Keyword Chinese, Vegan, Vegetarian