Szechuan Green Beans and Tofu
- 1/2 block tofu
- 12 oz green beans , trimmed
- 2 Tbsp tamari soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp sake or water
- 1-2 tsp hot chili paste
- 2 tsp natural sugar
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 1 Tbsp ginger , minced
A few hours before cooking, place a tofu block in a bowl and put a weight on top of it to squeeze out water as much as possible.
Cook green beans in salted boiling water for about 3 minutes.Transfer beans to a colander and run cold water. Cut them in half.
Dice tofu into 1/2 inch cubes.
In a small bowl, mix tamari soy sauce, sake or 1 Tbsp water, chili paste, and sugar to make a sauce. Set aside.
In a sauté pan, heat sesame oil and sauté garlic and ginger for a minute.
Add beans and tofu and sauté until heated.
Add the sauce and sauté until the sauce is bubbly.
Season with salt and pepper