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Mabo Dofu (Chinese Marble Tofu)

What you need: 

2 tablespoons of spicy black bean sauce
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of 807]cornstarch
1 medium onion
1 handful of scallions
1 block of firm tofu, cubed
1 cup of water
white rice

What you do: 

Slice the onion and sauté in a bit of oil. Add the black bean paste, soy sauce, sugar, water, tofu, and scallions. Then add the cornstarch in a bit of water to thicken. Serve over white rice.
Play with the measurements, if you like it spicy add more black bean paste.

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Instead of black bean sauce, I used jarred fermented black beans. Their flavor is pretty strong, but it worked out here. Somewhat salty, spicy, and doesn't have a ton of sauce unlike some mabo tofus that are practically like soup. We liked it.

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