Black Pepper & Tofu

Posted December 2020
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Black Pepper & Tofu on CORN THINS slices
Recipe Time
20 mins

Pat the tofu dry with paper towels.  Cut into 2cm cubes.

Heat oil in a large wok or frying pan. Stir fry tofu on high heat for 2 minutes, in batches if needed, until just golden. Transfer to a clean bowl and set aside.



Peel and finely dice the shallots, garlic. Finely chop the red chillis, leave seeds in. Pick leaves off the curry sprigs.

In a medium bowl or jug mix together the peppercorns, miso paste, dried shrimp in oil, oyster sauce, ketjap manis and soy sauce to form a paste.

Return wok or large frying pan to medium-high heat and add butter. When melted, add in the chopped shallots, garlic, chilli and curry leaves. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant and the shallots turn translucent.

Add the soy sauce paste, stir, then add in the cooked tofu. Mix well to combine. Add stock and cook for 1-2 mins.

Mix tapioca flour with water and drizzle over the sauce, stirring quickly for the sauce to thicken. Remove from heat and serve.


Now the easy part - eat with CORN THINS slices for the added crunch & popcorn taste.


500g extra firm tofu




3 small French (or golden) shallots

3 medium garlic cloves

3-5 red long chillies

3 sprigs fresh curry leaves (1 handful leaves)

1 tablespoon freshly ground black peppercorns

1 tablespoon shiro miso paste (or mashed preserved yellow beans)

1 tablespoon dried baby shrimp preserved in oil

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1 tablespoon ketjap manis

1 tablespoon light soy sauce

50 g unsalted butter

1/2 cup chicken stock

1 tablespoon tapioca flour

1 tablespoon water

  • Article By:
    • Madeleine

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