Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Spicy Beancurd with Chicken


Sometimes I just needed my spicy food!  I could hardly go more than a day without any spicy food.  That's why I always have a bottle of my homemade chili in oil in the refrigerator on days that I cooked non-spicy food so that I could have that as a condiment.  If you are new to my blog and want my chili in oil recipe, you can do a search within my blog on the right panel.

I could proudly say that both of my girls are well trained in handling spicy food now.  They can eat this with no problem.  They can even eat the spicy Korean instant noodle and one day even brave enough to want to sample my chili in oil.  For your information, my chili in oil is extremely spicy and I was shocked that they wanted to try it.  I gave them a dot to try because they asked for it.  They quickly searched for water after they had it, yeah even my 4 years old dare to eat my chili in oil. :D


This dish was easy to make as well, just required an extra step in pan-frying the tofu first.  If you want it healthier, you don't have to pan-fry the tofu.  I did it for the texture and crunch.



Ingredients:

  • 1 skinless and boneless chicken breast, thinly sliced and marinated it with salt, white pepper, cooking wine, sesame oil and cornstarch.
  • 1/2 firm tofu, sliced and pat dry with paper towel
  • 2 scallions, only the white bottom part, thinly sliced
  • 1 small piece of ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp. LKK hoisin sauce (you can use other brand)
  • 2 tsp. LKK chili bean sauce (you can use other brand)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar

Method:

1.  In a medium heat wok with oil, pan-fry the tofu until golden brown on both sides, dish out and set aside.

2.  In a heated wok, add in some oil.  When heated, add in the ginger and scallion and stir-fry until fragrant.  Add in chicken and stir-fry until cooked.  Add in the fried tofu slices.  Mix well.

3.  Add in the sauces and seasonings.  Stir to mix well.  Do a taste test and adjust accordingly.  Serve hot.

16 comments:

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

I love spicy food too! How cute of your daughters to want some of your chilli oil :) This dish sounds absolutely delicious!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I also a chili lover, my kids also train to eat spicy foods, so is easy for me to cook spicy foods. This dish look so delicious and I love all ingredients and seasoning you added into this dish. Thanks for sharing.

dwidlebug said...

I need spicy food all the time!. great food you have.

shaz@feedingmykidsbetter said...

Looks like a really hearty and delicious homey dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

Parsley Sage said...

I'm with you! I love spicy food and I'm always tossing hot sauce on my stuff. I need to whip up a chili oil :) Love your beancurd recipe!

daphne said...

Oh yeah! I can see this with tomyam as well (still trying to finish my tom yam paste...)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

I wonder when should I start training Marcus with spicy food :D

မိုးေငြ႔...... said...

Actually, I like beancurd very much.
and had been made with chop pork and tomatoes...

Home Cooking said...

i like spicy food too, cant live without chilli lolz. this dish is really tempting. btw, what is beancurd, is it tofu?

Little Inbox said...

I like spicy food too. :)
This is something simple and yet can satisfy your crave, right?

tigerfish said...

I need my spice too, even during hot summer! I don't have my own chili oil though. Your stir-fry must be so so good with steamed rice.

And bravo, to your little ones :)

noobcook said...

I love spicy food too, it's great that you're training your little ones at a young age :D

Asian Cuisines said...

Very easy way to learn some recipes here. Cool blogs for a professional like you!

chopinandmysaucepan said...

I love spicy food and fresh red chillies too. Makes the most boring food taste good :)

Food For Tots said...

Good training, mommy!! I need to catch up on this area as my son is still not good in handling spicy food even though he "pretends" to love spicy food. lol! I also love spicy food and am craving for some now. ;)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Home cooking, yes beancurd is tofu. :)