Pork-Stuffed Tofu With Tomato Sauce
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://alittlebitburnt.blogspot.com/2010/02/meat-stuffed-tofu-with-tomato-sauce.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Tam Ho
This is a favorite from growing up - a mixture of pork, scallions and fish sauce is stuffed into slices of tofu, pan fried and then served with a sweet and salty tomato sauce and served over rice. You could also try this with ground chicken, though don't go too lean. I use a fattier ground pork - fattier pork gives it a little more flavor and texture, but you can use leaner pork if you prefer.
This recipe makes enough for two tubs of tofu - any additional pork mixture can be formed into patties or meatballs and pan-fried and served with the tomato sauce as well. I used a firm tofu here, but you could get away with using medium firm tofu as well.
You can halve the recipe to work with one tub of tofu but leftovers reheat well and typically, people tend to buy ground meat by the pound so I made this for 1 lb. pork.