How to Make Mapo Doufu, Tofu and Pork from Sichuan
To prepare the mapo dofu, a Chinese recipe for tofu and pork, first heat the oil in a large wok until smoking then fry the pork until browned all over.
Add the garlic and the spring onions and stir fry for 2 minutes.
Stir in the chilli bean paste, black beans and Sichuan pepper and cook for 3 minutes then gradually add the stock.
Bring to a boil then turn down the heat and add the tofu.
Gently simmer for about 5 minutes then stir in the sugar and soy sauce.
Season with salt to taste.
Mix the cornflour with a little water and stir into the dish.
Simmer until thickened and serve the mapo doufu (Chinese tofu and pork) with boiled rice.