one of my favorite chinese restaurants in sd is royal manderin in national city. they make the best salted pepper chicken wings (when i used to eat chicken that is). since being vegetarian, it’s ironic that they came up with a salted pepper tofu dish!!! my mom always orders it for me when we have family parties. here is my play on their dish. all i can say is once i was done cooking it, i couldn’t keep my hands off of it while i was taking this photo! soooooo delicious!
1 package of fried tofu cubes ( i made it easier on myself but if you want, go ahead and buy a package of tofu and fry it yourself).
2 bunches of finely chopped green onions
salt and pepper
5-8 cloves of minced garlic
1-2tbs red chili oil
2-3 tbs canola oil
1) heat both oils on medium heat.
2) saute garlic and red pepper together. make sure you keep stirring to avoid burning the garlic.
3) add tofu and constantly stir making sure all the tofu is coated with garlic and chili oil. cook until tofu is heated through. season with salt, pepper and garlic salt.
4) add green onions and cook for about 2-3 more minutes.