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Spicy Mapo Tofu

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Ingredients
  Tofu 14 Ounce
  Chicken breast 1⁄2 Pound
  Carrot 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), cubed
  Onion 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), chopped
  Green onion 7 Medium, chopped (use stalks)
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Walnuts 10 Medium (halves)
  Dried red chilies 6 Medium (spicy)
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
  Oyster sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Potato starch 1 Tablespoon (powder)
  Green chili 1 Medium
  Red chili 1 Medium
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground (as required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Rinse the tofu in cold water, pat dry with a kitchen towel, cut into 1/2 inch cubes and set aside.
2) Cut the chicken breast into 1/2 inch cubes and set aside.
3) Cut the carrot into 1/2 inch cubes and set aside.
4) Cut a large onion into chunks and set aside.
5) Cut the green onions stalks into pieces 1/4 inch long and set aside.
6) Chop 1 green chili pepper and 1 red chili pepper and set aside.
7) Mince 4 cloves of garlic and a piece of ginger and set aside.

MAKING
8) In a heated wok, add vegetable oil.
9) Add the dried chili peppers, minced garlic and ginger. Stir for 10 to 15 seconds.
10) Add the chicken, stir and cook for a few minutes.
11) Then stir in the chopped carrot, onion and waltnuts, stir and cook for a few minutes.
12) Then add the oyster sauce, 1 cup of water and ground black pepper.
13) Let it cook for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked thoroughly and the onion looks translucent.
14) Add the tofu and green onions, stir gently with a wooden spoon.
15) Then add the chopped green and red chili peppers. Stir occasionally and let it cook for a few minutes.
16) In a small bowl, mix the potato starch powder and 1 tablespoon water so the starch is dissolved. Then pour it into the wok gently.
17) Lastly drizzle in the sesame oil.

SERVING
18) Transfer the mapo tofu to a wide serving bowl and serve hot with rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Tofu
Interest: 
Gourmet
Servings: 
4
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