Tofu is an amazing versatile and healthy vegetarian protein. It is made from coagulated soy bean curd and has a very subtle flavor, which makes it a great base for many dishes. Tofu is often praised for easily taking on the flavors of whatever it is cooked with, making it a versatile and easy ingredient. It can be marinated, baked, fried, and made into meat-like patties. It is also inexpensive and easy to find. Read on for some helpful tips on how to cook with tofu:
How To Cook With Tofu
Pay attention to your marinade. Because the flavor of tofu is so subtle and delicate, preparing plain, non-seasoned tofu will result in a bland dish. Marinate your tofu in whatever you seasonings you want, but try to avoid oil-based marinades. Tofu is high in water content, which means the oil will have a hard time mixing with it.
Also, if you are using the water-packed kind of extra-firm tofu, you should press out the additional moisture before you marinate your tofu in other ingredients. This will allow other flavors to get in. Cut tofu width wise, then spread the slices in a single layer on top of a cookie sheet or other flat tray that has been lined with dish towels and paper towels. Cover with another layer of paper towels and dish towels. Place another cookie sheet on top, and load with heavy items you have around the house. Let the tofu press for at least 30 minutes, but a few hours are preferable. Once your tofu has been pressed, follow whatever recipe you like! It will now soak up any delicious flavor you can throw at it!
You can cook tofu in a variety of ways, including grilling, broiling, and stir-frying. It can be cubed, left as slabs, coated in corn-starch then fried, or cut into strips and used as taco meat. When it comes to tofu, the sky is the limit, so use your imagination and get cooking with this amazing versatile food!
- “How to Cook Tofu: 6 Ways to Make It Taste Spectacular”, Delish