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Spicy Tofu in Hoisin Sauce

Remaking my all time favourite tofu dish - this spicy stir fried tofu with hoisin sauce, roasted peanuts and Chinese cabbage.


I guarantee it's a flavour bomb and tastes amazing on its own or with a side of black rice (like in this picture). I’m pretty sure it would also be amazing in a wrap, or as a stuffing for Chinese dumplings.


For the Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp white rice vinegar


Other ingredients:

  • 1 block extra firm tofu, cubed

  • 1/2 head Chinese cabbage, chopped into squares

  • 2 finger-size red chillies, deseeded and minced finely

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely

  • 1-inch piece ginger, chopped finely or grated

  • 3 spring onions, chopped finely

  • 1 cup roasted peanuts, skins removed

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • Salt, to taste


Mix the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

In a large wok or skillet, heat the oil, then add chillies, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 1 minute.


Add the tofu and cabbage, salt, stir well and cook, uncovered for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.


Add the sauce, mix really well and cook uncovered at medium-high heat for another 4-5 minutes. The sauce shouldn’t evaporate completely - if it becomes too dry, add a couple of spoons of water. Lastly, add the spring onions and mix well before serving.




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