Fragrant Peppercorn Tofu

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Makes 4 servings

Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon oyster flavored sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1/2 pound lean ground chicken, pork, or beef
  • 1 package (14 ounces) regular-firm tofu, drained

Sauce

  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black bean garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground toasted Sichuan peppercorns

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • chopped green onions for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add chicken and mix well. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch cubes. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add oil, swirling to coat sides. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add meat and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add tofu and sauce. Cook, stirring gently, until tofu is heated through and sauce boils and thickens. Place in a serving bowl and garnish with green onions.