For many people the mere idea of tofu makes them run for the hills. To all those naysayers I say – try it again! Have it prepared by someone who knows how to make delicious meals utilizing tofu.
The three main things to remember when cooking with tofu is as follows:
- Press firm tofu to release all the extra water before using it. if you skip this step you are surely heading for disaster and a plate full of delicious tasting crumbs. Tofu fries best when you squeeze out the excess water and make sure your pan in nice and hot.
- When storing tofu simply put it in a bowl or container covered in fresh water. Make sure that you change the water daily.
- Tofu is a sponge for flavor. A simple marinade will result in a very tasty dish. Just make sure that you are using the right kind of tofu (soft or silken, firm through to extra firm) for the right dish.
During Lent I have to satisfy myself with just looking at some pretty photo’s. In the meantime I’m gathering together many, many recipes that I will very soon be trying out.
What is your favorite brand and type of tofu?