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Mapo Dofou

Mapo Dofou

Just a little bit of spicy, salty chile bean paste is the reason this dish packs such an insane flavor punch.


  • 1½ teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 scallions, 1 cut crosswise into 1” pieces, 1 very thinly sliced
  • ½ small Fresno chile, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped peeled ginger
  • ⅓ cup doubanjiang (Sichuan-style fermented chili bean paste)
  • 6 ounces silken tofu, drained, cut into ½” pieces
  • 1 cup baby kale or mustard greens
  • Steamed short-grain rice (for serving)

Recipe Preparation

  • Toast dried chiles and Sichuan peppercorns in a dry small skillet, turning and stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Let cool; finely grind in spice mill.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Cook 1" pieces of scallion, stirring, until bright green, about 30 seconds. Add pork and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until just cooked through, about 1 minute. Add dried chile mixture and cook, stirring, until meat mixture begins to look dry, about 1 minute. Add fresh chile, garlic, and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in doubanjiang, then tofu and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and add kale. Simmer until kale is wilted and tofu is heated through, about 3 minutes.

  • Serve mapo dofou over rice topped with thinly sliced scallions.

Recipe by Xiao Bao Biscuit, Charleston, SC,

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 192 Fat (g) 12 Saturated Fat (g) 3 Cholesterol (mg) 20 Carbohydrates (g) 15 Dietary Fiber (g) 1 Total Sugars (g) 7 Protein (g) 8 Sodium (mg) 600Reviews SectionOmg, can't believe this is a bon appetit recipe, insanely hot and insanely good.brushjlSolon, ohio10/02/19

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