Recipe: Mapo Dofu from "Angel Beats"

Recipe: Mapo Dofu from “Angel Beats”

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Mapo Dofu (angel beats) – http://blog.honeyfeed.fm/anime-culture-monday-eat-like-your-faves-mapo-dofu-angel-beats-oden-fushigi-na-somera-chan/

Ingredients:

What you will need

tofu (silk or soft tofu) ((Firm is fine too but the soft tofu just has a better texture)) – 2 blocks
ground beef/pork – 200g (1lb)
garlic – 1 clove
ginger – 1 small nub
a Japanese leek – ½
soy sauce – 4 tbsp
miso paste – 1.5 tsp
Katakuriko – Potato starch flour (Corn starch is fine too) ((This is used to thicken the roux))

Optional Ingredients:

the spicy version!

  • 2 tbsp of doubanjiang (Chili bean paste)
  • Red Chili Flakes (as you want)
  • Sriracha (If you’re brave!)

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How to Cook It:

  1. Prep work time! Drain your tofu and wrap it in some paper towels and place it on a plate. Place a second plate on top in a sandwich-like setup to help drain excess moisture.

  2. Once drained, cut up all of the tofu into bite sized pieces and place it in a bowl to the side.

  3. Next, mince the garlic, ginger and leek. Place into a bowl on the side.

  4. Begin to heat up your frying pan and put some vegetable oil in it.

  5. Mix together the soy sauce, sugar and miso. This is where you will add in your spicy ingredients to your liking!

  6. Fry the minced garlic, ginger, and leek.

  7. Once it’s aromatic, add in the meat breaking it up into as small pieces as possible.

  8. When the meat is cooked, add in your sauces mix (Sugar, miso, and soy sauce).

  9. Mix well and add in the tofu as well as the water. Bring it to a good simmer. Add in the potato starch flour/corn starch to thicken it to your liking.

  10. ~Optional~ If you have it, add in some sesame oil to up the flavor.

  11. ????

  12. Prof- I mean, eat the delicious food.

(Note: If you are underage, or new to cooking, be sure to let your parent/guardian know what you are doing. We don’t want you to get hurt! )

Yum!

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