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Black Pepper Tofu

Debra Gussin: "Fabulous. Substituted 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes f…" Read More
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  • 1 3/4 pounds firm tofu (cut into large, 1-inch square cubes and well-dried with paper towels)
  • cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 12 shallots (12 ounces in total, thinly sliced)
  • 4 red chiles (fresh, thinly sliced, or less to taste)
  • 12 cloves garlic (roughly chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh ginger (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns (coarsely crushed, use a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder)
  • 16 green onions (small and thin, sliced or shredded)
  • cooked white rice (for serving)
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    Debra Gussin a year ago
    Fabulous. Substituted 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes for chile and added 1/2 lb green beans with the shallots.
    One of my go to tofu dishes - I don’t feel the need to add all the pepper but go for it!
    Sarah Mimi a year ago
    Love it, will do lots
    Al bo a year ago
    Nope. Added courgette and mushrooms to make it a meal and served on freekeh. It was very disappointing, will nit make again
    Madison 2 years ago
    It was far too salty for my taste
    Cheryl 2 years ago
    Added chopped mushrooms and it was delicious.
    Michael G. 2 years ago
    Great, used tapioca flower instead of corn starch