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Crispy Tofu With Chinese Black Bean Sauce Recipe


For the Bean Sauce:

  • ¼ cup fermented black beans
  • 1" piece of ginger, peeled
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. chili paste
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch

For the Base:

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. extra firm tofu, drained and pressed at least 15 minutes
  • 2 broccoli crowns, flowers, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 scallions, chopped


Prepare the Sauce:

  1. Place beans, ginger and garlic in food processor. Blend until mostly smooth - you might still have a few bean chunks, and that's fine.
  2. Transfer to saucepan and add sugar, broth, vinegar and soy sauce.
  3. Whisk everything together and bring to a simmer. Allow to continue simmering over low heat while you prepare the tofu and broccoli - about 15 minutes.
  4. Just before serving, whisk water and cornstarch together in small bowl. Add to sauce and stir to blend completely before removing from heat.

Prepare the Tofu and Broccoli:

  1. Cut tofu into bite sized triangles or cubes.
  2. Coat large skillet with oil and place over medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook on each side until brown and crispy, about 5 minutes per side.
  3. Steam the broccoli using a steaming device of your choice. If you don't have one you can also boil and drain it. Cook until tender-crisp.


  1. Add broccoli and sauce to skillet with tofu. Flip to get everything well coated.
  2. Serve over rice and top with scallions.

Crispy Tofu With Chinese Black Bean Sauce Recipe Crispy Tofu With Chinese Black Bean Sauce Recipe Reviewed by Jarvis Mann on 11:56 PM Rating: 5

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