Mapo Tofu with Pork & Tenderstem® broccoli

Mapo Tofu with Pork & Tenderstem® broccoli

Tenderstem® broccoli has teamed up with a well-known chef to bring you this tantalising recipe for Mapo tofu with pork and Tenderstem® broccoli. The chef's take on this classic Sichuan dish is the perfect dish for a dinner party with friends.

The chef says: “There’s a lot you can do with Tenderstem® broccoli: it’s a great ingredient to use in Chinese stir-fries or braising dishes, like my Mapo tofu. With Tenderstem® broccoli, there are no rules. It’s a no fuss vegetable which you can throw into any dish and have fun with in the kitchen.”

Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

20 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 367
  • Fat 20.1g Medium
  • Saturates 5.3g Low
  • Carbs 10.1g
  • Sugars 5.8g Low
  • Fibre 6.6g
  • Protein 33.1g
  • Salt 2.21g High
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  1. Chop the stems of each piece of Tenderstem® broccoli into thin discs, leaving the florets of the Tenderstem® broccoli to one side.

  2. Grind the Sichuan peppercorns in a pestle and mortar until very well ground.

  3. Heat the rapeseed and sesame oil in large frying pan over a medium heat until smoking hot, then add the pork mince. Leave to cook for a couple of minutes until it browns, then stir and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add the garlic cloves and leek and cook for 5 minutes until the garlic and leeks soften.

  5. Add the chilli bean sauce, salted black beans (if using), Sichuan pepper and then pour in the stock, soy sauce, sugar (if using) and add the cubes of tofu. Braise for 5 minutes.

  6. Add the heads and finely sliced stems of Tenderstem® broccoli and cook for 3-4 mins or until tender, then take off the heat.

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Nutrition information for Tenderstem® broccoli is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem® broccoli. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® broccoli website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.