Friday, November 10, 2006

Recipe: Ma-Po Tofu

Dinner tomorrow night is going to be a repeat of Ma-Po Tofu (aka 마파두부). I got the recipe from here, but fdh (f = future) said there was too much ginger and not enough 고추장 (red pepper paste).

So the modified recipe will be:

1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup Korean pepper paste (고추장)
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 (18 oz) package soft tofu
2 Tbs canola oil
1/2 lb ground pork
1 1/3 Tbs minced garlic
3/4 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 Tbs cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbs water
1 1/2 teaspoons Korean sesame oil (참기름)

I would like to serve this with brown rice, but at my parents' house we have none. Therefore it will be served with medium grain white rice. Short grain would be better, but medium grain is close enough to sticky rice when it cools a bit. Besides, Ma-Po is Chinese, not Korean.

Note: This is partly a test to see if Korean fonts show up in blogger.
Edit: They do! If you would like to see them and cannot, here are instructions:
Firefox - View -> Character Encoding -> Auto-Detect -> Korean
IE - View -> Encoding -> More -> Korean

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