Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu – Filipino Recipes


  • 2 tbs salted black beans
  • 1 lb firm tofu
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 6 oz ground pork
  • 1 tbs grated ginger
  • 4 tbs minced spicy Sichuan pickles
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs hot chili paste
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp ground Sichuan peppercorns

Cover beans with water and let soak for 10 minutes.  Drain and mash slightly with a fork.  Set aside.

Drain the tofu and place between 2 plates.  Top with a weight for 10 minutes, draining any additional liquid.  Dice tofu and set aside.

Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat and stir-fry beans and pork until meat is completely browned.  Add ginger, pickles, garlic, chili paste, and half of green onions.  Stir-fry for another 2 minutes and add stock and tofu.  Simmer for 5 minutes and add soy sauce.  Pour in cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened.  Sprinkle with pepper and remaining half of scallions.  Serve hot.