• Easy Tasty Tofu

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    • 1/3 c. chicken stock (or possibly canned chicken broth)
    • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
    • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
    • 1 tsp fish sauce
    • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
    • 2 tsp sugar
    • 1 pkt soft tofu liquid removed, halved horizontally, each section cut 4 pcs
    • 2 tsp vegetable oil
    • 1 tsp chopped ginger
    • 1 tsp chopped garlic
    • 1 x green onion minced
    • 2 Tbsp. minced Sichuan preserved vegetables
    • 1 Tbsp. dry shrimp soaked, minced
    • 1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in
    • 1 Tbsp. water


    1. In a small bowl, combine the stock, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, fish sauce, chili garlic sauce and sugar; stir till the sugar is dissolved.
    2. For the Dish: Bring a large pot of water to simmer. Slide the tofu squares into the liquid; cook till hot in the center, about 2 min. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon or possibly Chinese wire strainer, drain and place on a serving platter. Cover with aluminum foil, shiny-side down, to keep hot.
    3. Place a wok over high heat till warm. Add in the oil and swirl to coat the sides. Add in the ginger, garlic, green onion, Sichuan preserved vegetables and shrimp; cook, stirring till fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the sauce; bring to a boil. Add in the cornstarch solution; cook, stirring, till the sauce thickens, about 30 seconds. Pour the sauce over the poached tofu and serve warm.
    4. This recipe yields 4 servings.

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