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Classic Mapo Tofu Recipe – Tricks and Tips

Classic Mapo Tofu Recipe

To make this classic mapo tofu, you will need silken tofu, a neutral oil (like canola), Thai peppers, red chilis, Sichuan peppercorns, ginger, garlic, scallions, ground pork, spicy bean sauce, vegetable broth, sesame oil, cornstarch, and rice for serving. Before we dive in, McGlinn warns that “everything should be prepped prior to cooking. With wok cooking in recipes like these, the cooking process is very quick and you can very easily burn your chilies, garlic, onions, or ginger, or reduce the sauce into a sticky mess! Prep everything first, and the cooking will be a breeze.”