Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2013

Spicy something related to mapo dofu

Yesterday was fridge-cleaning day and I just had to use some leftover vegetables and tofu. The only ingredient I bought, was the ground meat.
Doesn't look special but it was very lovely together with fragrant basmati rice, just something yummy to warm up the innards on a nasty winters day and it serves for 2-3 days:

 I used
  • 2 carrots cut into sticks
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 handful okras, ends trimmed, rubbed with salt and rinsed
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small red bellpepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger root
  • 200 g firm tofu, cut into bigger chunks
  • 400 g ground pork
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sichzuan pepper corns
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fermented black soy bean sauce (Sichzuan style) - hot!!! maybe try less if you are not used to hot spices
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • roasted sesame oil

I seared the meat and sichzuan pepper corns (prickling ash) in sesame oil  until the meat was lightly browned and crumbled, added the vegetables and stir-fried some more time until the onions were translucent/roasted. Added mirin, soy sauce, black bean sauce, water and a little salt and pepper and simmered, covered, until the vegetables were nearly done with some bite left. I added the tofu, stirred and let it sit, covered for 5 minutes. Served with rice.


Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

1/4 cup mirin? Sounds like comfort food for almost everyone, but not thickened with starch?

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

There was not that much liquid after all, so I did not add starch.