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Braised Tofu and Ground Pork

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Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on May 22, 2013.

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Ingredients:

Braised Tofu and Ground Pork

  • 1 block firm or extra firm tofu
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground pork (may substitute with ground beef, turkey or chicken)
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon shoyu
  • 1/4 cup cool water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 stalk green onion, chopped

Directions:

  1. Drain tofu and place on towel.
  2. To get rid excess water in the tofu, place another towel on top of the tofu, then place something flat and heavy (like a cutting board) on top.
  3. Weigh the cutting board down by putting a couple of cans of soup on top.
  4. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Cut the tofu into several slices 3/4" thick.
  6. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  7. Heat a wok or large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  8. When hot, swirl in the cooking oil.
  9. Carefully slide in the tofu slices in one layer.
  10. Fry for 1 minute on each side until both sides are browned.
  11. Remove the seared tofu to a clean plate.
  12. Using the same wok, add in the ground pork; sauté until browned, about 2 minutes.
  13. Add in the garlic and the ginger; stir fry for 30 seconds.
  14. Add in chicken broth, oyster sauce and soy sauce.
  15. In a small bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch.
  16. Stir in the water and cornstarch mixture into the wok and bring everything to a simmer.
  17. Add the cooked tofu back in the pot.
  18. Lower the heat to medium-low.
  19. Let simmer for 5 minutes, until thickened.
  20. Mix in green onion.
  21. Serve with rice.

Makes 4 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including salt to taste or rice):
500 calories, 36 g fat, 11 g saturated fat, 85 mg cholesterol, 600 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 36 g protein

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This was fantastic. Even my tofu-suspicious husband enjoyed it--including as leftovers.

by Andrea on 8/12/2021

I remember one of my aunts making this as a child. My mom never had the recipe and it was neat to find it here. I've made this several times and it's always delicious.

by Leonard on 7/11/2021