Spicy Tofu and Beef Stir-Fry with Black Garlic Sauce
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
  • 16 oz (450 g) extra firm tofu, rinsed, pressed, and cubed
  • 2.2 lbs (1 kg), Flank or sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves black garlic, minced
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, or 1-2 fresh green cayenne peppers, minced (include seeds if you like it spicy!)
  • 1.5-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
  • ⅓ cup diced white onion
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tablespoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • Black Garlic Sauce (see recipe above)
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1-2 scallions, thinly sliced
  1. Place tofu cubes and beef slices in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, mix black garlic, hot pepper, ginger, onion, peanut oil, soy sauce, pepper and salt to make marinade. Pour marinade over tofu and beef. Stir until tofu and beef is well-coated.
  2. Cover the tofu and beef with plastic wrap and let marinate in the fridge for 1-3 hours. Remove bowl from fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Swirl in sesame oil until center of wok is evenly coated. When oil is hot, add beef to center of wok. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, then add tofu. Stir-fry until beef is cooked through and tofu is lightly browned.
  4. Pour black garlic sauce over the meat and tofu and stir. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Spoon tofu and beef over rice and garnish with scallions. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Recipe by PopArtichoke at http://www.popartichoke.com/2013/03/black-garlic-sauce-with-spicy-beef-and-tofu-stir-fry-2.html