Mabo Tofu Gnocchi

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  • Product: Firm, Extra firm
  • Meal Type: Entrée
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Special Consideration: Flexitarian


1.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Blend tofu at high speed until smooth.
2.Transfer tofu purée to a bowl and add tapioca flour and salt. Mix well until smooth then let rest for about 10 minutes.
3.Transfer tofu to a piping bag with a ½” round tip. To make the gnocchi, cut tofu into 1” long pieces as you squeeze the mixture directly over the boiling water. Cook gnocchi for 1 minute after they float to the surface. Transfer gnocchi to an ice bath with a slotted spoon and cool completely. Drain gnocchi on paper towels.
4.In a small bowl, mix chili-garlic paste with soy sauce, stock, sugar and sesame oil.
5.Heat a large sauté pan over high heat and add 1 tablespoon canola oil. Add ground pork to pan and brown. Transfer browned pork to a bowl.
6.In the same sauté pan, add the other tablespoon of oil and sauté onions with garlic and ginger until onions are translucent. Add pork back into pan and then add chili-garlic mixture.
7.Bring to a boil and then add cornstarch slurry. Bring to a boil again and then reduce heat. Add chopped scallion whites and keep warm.
8.Heat gnocchi gently in a sauté pan using a small amount of water. When hot, place gnocchi in a bowl and top with ground pork sauce. Garnish with scallion greens.

The recipe was created by Craig Koketsu, Executive Chef of Park Avenue Spring and Quality Meats

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Serves 4~6


2 pkgs (14oz) House Premium or Organic Tofu - Extra Firm, cut into chunks
1 cup tapioca flour
1 tsp salt
¾ lb ground pork
½ onion, finely diced
1 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
2 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
2 tsp chili-garlic paste
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 cup chicken stock
½ tsp sugar
¼ tsp sesame oil
2 tsp corn starch mixed into a slurry with 1 Tbsp chicken stock
5 scallions, whites chopped, greens cut on a bias

Nutrition Per Serving

1 (337 g per serving)

440 kcal
31 g
19 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
55 mg
37 g
990 mg
3 g
2 g