Recipe: Stuffed Tofu in Tomato Sauce - Đậu phụ nhồi thịt

By Helen Le Published: July 27, 2015

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 60 mins

  • Cut the tofu puff into about 3x3inch pieces. If you have larger pcs, cut into triangles.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out some of the white tofu in the center, making some room for us to stuff it later.
  • Season the meat with 1 tbsp minced shallot, if you cant find shallot, use the white part of the green onion. 2 tsp fish sauce. If you are making the vegetarian version, use soy sauce instead , some pepper, and 1 tsp stock power
  • Mash the white tofu that we have taken out with a fork and add this to the minced meat. Mix well again to combine all the ingredients together.
  • To combine all ingredients together, add 1 tsp tapioca or corn starch. Then wear on gloves and get your hand in there and give it a little squeeze and massage.
  • Then stuff the filling into the tofu pockets, creating a little hump. Repeat until all the tofu pockets are filled.
  • Heat the pan or a wok on high, add 2 tbsp vegetable oil and fry the minced garlic till fragrant. Then add the diced tomatoes and stir well. Add 1 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp fish sauce. Then cover and cook 5 mins till the tomatoes break up and turn into a sauce.
  • Add in the stuff tofu with the meat side facing down. Cover and simmer on low for 10 minutes. Then flip each piece to coat the tofu evenly with the tomato sauce. If the sauce dries out fast, you can add a dash of water.
  • When the tofu is well coated as well as soak up the delicious tomato sauce. It’s done! Sprinkle the chopped green onion on top and we are finished.