Randy Mayor
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.

Ratings & Reviews

nwilker's Review

May 01, 2014
Been meaning to make this recipe for a while, finally got around to it. Used garlic black bean sauce instead of the black bean paste, pre-pan fried the tofu to have it crispy, cooked the red peppers longer - i don't like them crispy. Added a thinly sliced serrano to the mix as well. I found the flavors to be great, and the outcome very tasty!!