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Spicy Sichuan Homestyle Tofu Recipe

Serves 4 | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Adapted from a Taiwanese Cookbook

Ingredients:

2 dried shiitake mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
6 oz chicken breast, sliced into thin pieces
8 oz fried tofu, cut into triangle shape
2 oz carrot, sliced into thin pieces
4 oz bamboo shoot , sliced into thin pieces
2 oz red chilies, seeded and finely sliced
2 oz scallion, trim and cut into 1-1/2 inch lengths
2 tablespoons oil

Sauce:

2 tablespoon Sichuan soy-bean paste with chili (“douban jiang“)
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Method:

1. Soak the mushrooms in warm water for 10 minutes or until softened. Remove the stems and cut the mushrooms into strips.

2.Mix the Sauce ingredients in a big bowl and set aside.

3. Heat up the wok with 2 tablespoon oil, put in garlic, stir fry until aromatic, then add the chicken, tofu, carrot, bamboo shoot and mushroom stir-fry for a couple of minutes.

4. Add the Sauce and stir to combine well and stew for 5 minutes, on low heat. Stir in the red chilies and scallions, dish out and serve with steam rice.


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