Tofu, a curd made from soy beans, is an extremely healthy food, full of protein, low in calories and easy to digest. On its own tofu is pretty bland, but it has a remarkable ability to absorb the flavours of whatever other ingredients it is cooked with, making it very versatile.
Serve this dish with plain rice or noodles.
Gently press the block of tofu to remove as much water as possible. Pat dry with paper towel, then cut the tofu into cubes or rectangular pieces.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the rice bran oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Fry the tofu pieces for 1–1½ minutes, or until lightly browned underneath, then gently turn the pieces over, taking care they don’t break, and lightly brown the other side. Don’t overcook the tofu, or it will become tough. Drain on paper towel and set aside.
In the same pan, heat the remaining
Lastly, add the pan-fried tofu and the sichuan pepper and gently coat the tofu with the gravy. Adjust the seasonings and serve.
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