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Fried tofu and pork with vinegar dressing

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy 13 years ago from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the res...

Tofu and meat in one

Tofu doesn't have to be just a meat substitute. There are so many ways to enjoy it! Let's start with this one.

 Fried tofu and pork with vinegar dressing

Tofu or bean curd is often used in Asian dishes and there are many ways to cook it. Most of the time, it is used as a substitute for meat for vegetarians. But in this case, we put it together in one interesting dish of pork belly and a strong dressing of vinegar and soy sauce. Pucker up your lips and let's dig in!

Fried tofu and pork in vinegar dressing recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 9 ounces pork belly
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • 9 ounces tofu, diced
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • Ground black pepper
  • Chili, seeded and chopped
  • Chives, finely chopped
  • Pink peppercorns (optional)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced

Directions:

  1. Fill a pot with water and add the pork. Over medium to high heat, bring it to a boil. When it boils, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or more or until the meat becomes tender. Drain.
  2. Slice the pork to bite sizes, the same size as the tofu. Set aside.
  3. Over medium heat in a frying pan with olive oil, fry the tofu. When it is cooked through and toasted, set the pieces on a plate with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the vinegar, soy sauce and black pepper.
  5. Transfer the tofu and pork in a serving bowl. Pour the vinegar dressing on them.
  6. Garnish with the chili, chives and pink peppercorns if using.

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