How to Cook Appetizing Vegan Mapo Tofu

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  • Oct 14, 2019

Vegan Mapo Tofu.

You can have Vegan Mapo Tofu using 20 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Vegan Mapo Tofu

  1. You need of For the Sauce:.
  2. Prepare 3 tbsp. of Gochujang OR.
  3. It’s 1 tbsp. of each Fermented Bean Paste and Fermented Chili Paste.
  4. It’s 1 tbsp. of Mirin or other sweet cooking wine.
  5. It’s 2 tbsp. of Rice Wine Vinegar.
  6. You need 2 tbsp. of Soy sauce.
  7. Prepare 1/2 cup of Vegetable or other Stock.
  8. You need of For the Tofu:.
  9. You need 1 tbsp. of Coconut Oil.
  10. It’s 1/2 cup of minced fresh Shiitake Mushrooms OR.
  11. You need 1/2 cup of dried Shiitake Mushrooms, rehydrated in hot water for 10 min. and rinsed.
  12. You need 1/2 cup of chopped Green Onions, white and green parts separated.
  13. You need 3-4 cloves of minced Garlic.
  14. It’s 1-2 tbsp. of minced Ginger.
  15. It’s 2-3 of dried Chili Peppers, any variety OR.
  16. You need 2-3 tbsp. of Red Pepper Flakes.
  17. You need 1 package of Firm or Extra Firm Tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
  18. It’s 1 tbsp. of Corn Starch dissolved in 1-2 tbsp. water.
  19. You need 1/2 tbsp. of Sesame Oil (optional).
  20. It’s 1-2 tbsp. of Sesame or Caraway Seeds for garnish (optional).

Vegan Mapo Tofu step by step

  1. Bring 3-4 cups of water to a simmer over medium-high heat. Slide in the chopped tofu and simmer for 10 minutes..
  2. Whisk together the sauce ingredients and set aside..
  3. While the tofu cooks, sauté the garlic, ginger, and the whites of the onions over medium-high heat until fragrant (1-2 minutes)..
  4. Add the mushrooms to the pan and continue cooking until soft..
  5. Once the mushrooms are done, add the sauce mixture to the pan and bring to a simmer..
  6. Strain the poached tofu and gently fold it into the sauce..
  7. Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring frequently to prevent burning..
  8. Gently stir in the corn starch and sesame oil, and cook until the sauce becomes thick and shiny (3-5 minutes)..
  9. Serve over white rice or plain greek yogurt..
  10. Granish with the green parts of the onions, and sesame or caraway seeds (optional)..