Chinese Ma Po Tofu

Course : Chinese
Serves: 4
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2 tablespoons oil -- for sauteing
1 tablespoon black bean garlic sauce -- (see notes)
1 teaspoon red chili paste with garlic
1/4 pound ground pork
1 package fresh tofu -- (any firmness), cut into cubes
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste

Preparation / Directions:

Cooks notes: Black Bean Garlic Sauce and Red Chili Paste with Garlic are available at Asian markets and some supermarkets with large Asian specialty sections. In a wok or deep skillet, place oil, Black Bean Sauce, Red Chili Sauce with Garlic and ground pork. Turn heat on high; gradually combine the sauces and meat as the heat increases. When meat is browned and cooked through, turn heat to medium and add cubed tofu. Mix gently and continue to simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until well blended and tofu is heated through. Add green onion and toss. Add salt to taste. Presentation: Serve hot accompanied with cooked white rice.

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