Randy Mayor
Yield
4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Black bean paste is a salty sauce made from mashed fermented black beans, garlic, and other spices. It is typically used in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cooking.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut each block of tofu in half lengthwise. Place tofu slices on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 30 minutes, pressing down occasionally. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch cubes.

Step 2

Heat grapeseed oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger, and chiles; stir-fry 30 seconds. Add bell pepper, and cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in tofu and sherry; cook 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Stir in onions; cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce, bean paste, and sesame oil, stirring gently to combine.

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