Smoked Tofu with Celery and Peanuts (Liang Ban Dou Fu Gan)

Smoked Tofu with Celery and Peanuts (Liang Ban Dou Fu Gan)

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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 oz (100g) smoked or spiced firm tofu
  • 3 celery sticks (about 4 oz/125g)
  • 1 oz (30g) fried or roasted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili oil with 1/2 tbsp of sediment, to taste
  • good pinch of sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • light soy sauce, to taste

Directions

Cut the tofu into 3/8 inch (1 cm) cubes. De-string the celery sticks, cut them lengthways into 3/8 inch (1 cm) strips, then into small pieces to match the tofu. Bring some water to a boil in a saucepan, add the celery and blanch for 30-60 seconds; it should remain a little crunchy. Remove to a colander and cool immediately under the tap, then shake dry.

Combine tofu, celery, peanuts, chili oil and sugar in a bowl and mix well. Season to taste with salt, light soy sauce, additional chili oil and additional sugar. Serve.