Panfried Tofu with Chinese Black Bean Sauce

Panfried Tofu with Chinese Black Bean Sauce
Photo by Romulo Yanes


  • 1 pound block of extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese fermented black beans
  • 1½ cups water
  • 3 tablespoons Sherry (dry or sweet)
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 1-inch chunk of fresh ginger
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • vegetable oil
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce

Rinse the tofu, then cut crosswise into 6 slices. Put slices between several layers of paper towels and let drain while making the sauce. (You'll likely have to replace the paper towels at least once.) Prep the seasonings for the sauce: Peel the garlic cloves and the ginger, then quarter the ging...

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