Sauted Family Bean Curd

Family bean curd is Sichuan's famous characteristic dish. Its main ingredient is bean curd.

Bean curd began in Xi (West) Han Dynasty, became widely spread in Bei (North) Song Dynasty, and it is one of the Chinese most popular traditional food. Bean curd has four main merits: 1. It is fine and of excellent quality. Bean curd contains lots of protein, the nutritional value is pretty high, specially it is rich in calcium which is the essential element during a child normal growth. 2. It is moderately priced. Bean curd costs less than fish, meat, and fresh vegetables. 3. It does not contain cholesterol. Generally animalistic foods that contain high protein also have high cholesterol, only bean curd contains one without the other. This indicates great advantages and is highly regarded by those who cannot eat much meat due to the high cholesterol in their body. 4. It is available all season long and it is easy to prepare and consume. There are many easy ways to make bean curd a delicacy. Bean curd was first passed on to Japan, it then spread to the European and American countries. Now the "bean curd fever", " soybean milk fever" is on the rise. Some people predict that the most successful product with the most market potential for the next ten years by no means will be automobile, television and electronic products, it will be China's bean curd.


a). For step 1 - 5:

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cakes bean curd
  • 2 dried mushrooms (soaked)
  • 1 bamboo shoot
  • 50g (2 oz) sweet peas
  • 1 stalk green onion
  • 3 red peppers
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 slice ginger
b). For step 4:
  • 200g (7 oz) pork
  • 1 teaspoon cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
c). For step 6:
  • 1 tablespoon bean paste
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • dash of monosodium glutamate
  • Place cloth over sieve and drain bean curd
  • Cut bean curd into 1cm (1/2") pieces.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil and fry half of the cut bean curd until light brown. Add more oil and fry remaining bean curd.
  • Slice meat, marinate. Also slice mushroom, bamboo shoot, green onion and ginger. Cut red pepper and garlic into half. Parboil sweet peas
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add and fry in this order: green onion, garlic, ginger, red pepper, meat, bamboo shoot, mushroom and sweet peas. Add fried bean curd.
  • Mix seasoning together, add to pan and mix gently so as not to break bean curd. Serve.
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
    Nutritional information:
    Yield: 4 servings
    Each serving provides:
    Calories: 280
    Protein: 23.8 g

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