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YoungAndWise
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Tofu Recipes?

Post by YoungAndWise » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:24 pm

Hi!
When I went to the local city I bought a small batch of Tofu. Any ERErs who are vegan have any recipe ideas involving it? That are simple because I just graduated and still suck at cooking.

It is firm Tofu if that helps.

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Re: Tofu Recipes?

Post by black_son_of_gray » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:00 pm

Well I've had loads of tofu, but I don't have any specific recipe recommendations. Rather, I would suggest, if you are going to give it a good try - experiment with different preparations. e.g. wrap the tofu in a clean dish towel and put a heavy plate on it in the fridge over night to give it a 'steakier' firmness that will allow you to grill it nicely. Or throw it in the freezer. Freezing tofu does interesting things to the texture.

It took us quite a few mediocre tofu dish attempts (months) before we started playing around with the preparation of the tofu.

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Post by scriptbunny » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:29 pm

I generally recommend Budget Bytes. Recipes are simple, cheap, and fast. Some example tofu recipes:
https://www.budgetbytes.com/2016/12/sin ... ispy-tofu/
https://www.budgetbytes.com/2016/02/pan ... -broccoli/
https://www.budgetbytes.com/2015/11/hot ... with-tofu/
https://www.budgetbytes.com/2016/03/swe ... ofu-bowls/
https://www.budgetbytes.com/2016/09/chi ... ofu-bowls/
https://www.budgetbytes.com/2016/04/man ... ofu-bowls/

In a pinch, you can stir fry tofu with garlic, onions, and some veggies (like snap peas, broccoli, peppers, spinach, really whatever). Cook and mix in a couple tablespoons of soy sauce and peanut butter. Serve over rice or noodles.

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Post by mrcupcake » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:05 pm

+1 to draining the tofu. I wrap it in a dish towel (or paper towel, anything that won't stick to/get cotton on the tofu) and stack a cutting board and heavy objects on top of it for 30+ minutes to get the moisture out.

I love banh mi sandwiches. You'll either find cutting matchstick-sized vegetables to be overwhelmingly tedious or oddly meditative...

https://www.loveandlemons.com/seared-to ... andwiches/

There are also a lot of sweet and sour tofu and red/yellow/green curry recipes out there. They're all pretty similar, and you can mix and match depending on your leftovers. Marinading the tofu like the recipe above always helps the flavor of the dish, since raw tofu is pretty bland.

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Re: Tofu Recipes?

Post by Scott 2 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:36 pm

+1 on the freeze, thaw, press cycle before cooking. Critical IMO.

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Post by YoungAndWise » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:52 am

Thanks for the advice!

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