Sichuan Mapo Doufu with Potsticker Dumplings and Smashed Cucumber

5/5 from 4 Customers
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Sichuan cuisine is famous across China and increasingly around the world for its flavoursome and unique dishes. Hot chillies and Sichuan pepper feature in much of the cooking and the term ‘mala’ in Chinese refers to the associated numbing and spicy flavour. Here we’ve got mapo doufu or ‘pock marked lady’s tofu’ which is named after the wife of a famous Qing dynasty restaurateur who created the dish for her. On the side we’ve got potsticker dumplings, soy sauce sweetened and flavoured with bay, star anise, cassia, black cardamon and fennel, and a crunchy and refreshing cucumber salad.

20 mins

1 hr 10 mins

4/5

In stock
£8.67

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Sichuan cuisine is famous across China and increasingly around the world for its flavoursome and unique dishes. Hot chillies and Sichuan pepper feature in much of the cooking and the term ‘mala’ in Chinese refers to the associated numbing and spicy flavour. Here we’ve got mapo doufu or ‘pock marked lady’s tofu’ which is named after the wife of a famous Qing dynasty restaurateur who created the dish for her. On the side we’ve got potsticker dumplings, soy sauce sweetened and flavoured with bay, star anise, cassia, black cardamon and fennel, and a crunchy and refreshing cucumber salad.

Recipe

20 mins

1 hr 10 mins

4/5

Serves

4

Effort

High Effort

Main Ingredient

Mince

Dietary

Dairy Free

Dairy Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste

Hot

Origin

Popular Style

Chinese

Country

China

Mapo Doufu Spices: red bell pepper, mild chilli flakes, Sichuan pepper, garlic, Kashmiri chilli, onion
Chilli Oil Blend: chilli, Sichuan pepper, mild chilli flakes, red bell pepper
Composed Soy Spices: bay, star anise, black cardamon, cassia, fennel
Cucumber Spices: white SESAME, black SESAME, mild chilli flakes
Potsticker Blend: white pepper, chives, ginger, Sichuan pepper, garlic, onion
Toasted Sesame Seeds: white SESAME

May contain traces of celery and mustard. Allergens are listed in CAPITALS
  • 300g pork mince
  • 396g block of tofu
  • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • 1 cucumber
  • 80ml soy sauce (any type)
  • 35g sugar
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (rice, white wine or cider vinegar is best)
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cornflour (or just use plain flour)
  • 150ml oil (sunflower or vegetable oil is best)
  • Rice to serve

Product Rating (4):

5/5

Absolutely fabulous. Wasn’t keen on the tofu at first but in this recipe it is fab. The whole meal was stunning even though I say so myself

Richard Dimelow View More

It's great to hear that a bit of spice magic was able to convert you into a tofu lover!

5/5

Was delicious, obvs!

Steve Jack View More

This all looks delicious, Steve - nice work! We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed it. Happy spicing!

5/5

DELICIOUS! Subbed chicken for tofu as rec'd. It was fun to make the pot stickers; and they were still very good cold from the fridge the next day.

River Hall View More

We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed this dish - happy spicing!

5/5

Wow. Spicery has yet again excelled themselves with this meal. Easy and quick to make with a perfect balance of flavours...the first thing I did was order three more.

Aran Porter View More

Those dumplings looks great - nice job! We're so happy to hear how much you loved this kit, and that you'll now get to enjoy it 3 more times again!

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