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Old 04-14-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Good tasting Tofu Recipes

I put tofu in our sweet potato curry(love that stuff),and the curry was a hit. The tofu was just bland and didn't have any taste at all. Is there a way to make it taste like something?

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I put it in stir fry as it kind of absorbs the sauce. Im not a huge fan of tofu, but I also like getting spicy agadashi tofu when we get sushi. I don't have a recipe, but you might be able to find it online.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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Re: Good tasting Tofu Recipes

From what I understand you have to marinade tofu so that it has a taste. I haven't ventured too far with it. We use it for lasagna.
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Re: Good tasting Tofu Recipes

frying it before putting it into things also gives it more flavor marinating as well. its definitely tastes the best with some kind of asian flavoring
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Throw it out and buy some steak.
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Is there a reason you are using it instead of meat?

First, there are different types of tofu - solid and silken. Silken tofu is creamy and works well as a protein source blended into soups and smoothies or diced in sweet desserts. Solid tofu comes in several consistencies - soft, firm, extra firm. Different consistencies work better in different recipes.

I like chilled, plain firm tofu as a snack, but most people find it too bland (as you discovered). Marinating, battering, and/or frying the tofu will give it more flavor, and softer tofu absorbs more flavor than former tofu.

Try crumbling the tofu instead of slicing/dicing to make it blend more with the sauce. I've made spaghetti "meat" sauce this way and it works quite well.
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Re: Good tasting Tofu Recipes

We buy firm or extra firm tofu, and most stuff at the supermarket will say that it is made with non-GMO soybeans (important). It is important to drain and press tofu. I put it on a plate with a kitchen towel and put something heavy on top, for like 15-20 minutes. Usually I cut it in slices and drizzle a little soy sauce on top before baking. Bake 350 for 30-40 minutes, flipping a couple of times. You can also dredge the pieces in cornstarch and fry in a skillet with some oil. That way is super delicious, but is not as healthy. Add these pieces to stir-fry or fajitas or whatever you want. I use the silken tofu for vegan alfredo sauces and other vegan creamy dishes. I don't really like it in smoothies, and haven't tried it in soups. Crumbled firm tofu, after pressed, can be added to veggie fried rice, and then it is flavored with the fried rice sauce.

There are a lot of good recipes on AllRecipes.com
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We buy firm or extra firm tofu, and most stuff at the supermarket will say that it is made with non-GMO soybeans (important). It is important to drain and press tofu. I put it on a plate with a kitchen towel and put something heavy on top, for like 15-20 minutes.
Wow, I've been eating tofu my whole life and never heard of pressing it? I would think that would cause it to spoil? My tofu-keeper is designed to keep the tofu submerged when storing, rather than dry.
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Re: Good tasting Tofu Recipes

Well I have a family of 4, so we always use the whole block, and I press it right before using it. Trust me though, it makes a world of difference in the taste. Plus if you choose to marinate it afterward, it soaks up more of the flavor. When we first went on a vegan or whole foods, plant-based diet, we didn't like tofu that much at all. Now we love it.
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I learned the pressing trick in my vegan cookbooks, otherwise I would never have thought to do that.
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