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I'm trying to branch out and try tofu, but I've never used it before and I'm not sure what the best way to cook with it would be. I'd love any advice about how to best cook tofu or if anyone has favorite recipes using it.
Thanks and Happy Easter!
It would be best to start out with the easiest stuff. Simply cube a firm tofu and add the cubes to a vegetable stir-fry. I like to use a lot of pepper in my stir fry and tofu grabs the flavor well.
I have a ton of recipes, but they are all on paper, so I'll look through them and type some up that a first time tofu-user might like when I have a little time.
One great thing to do is crumble tofu and saute it a little bit, then use it in place of meat in your favorite lasagne recipe. I have made this meatless lasagne many times, and no one is ever the wiser!
Use tofu instead of meat in a sweet & sour recipe! Cube a firm tofu, then coat the cubes with flour. Dip the coated cubes in an eggwash, then coat them with flour again. Lay the coated cubes out on wax paper to allow the coating to set, then fry them until golden brown. Add the fried tofu cubes to your normal sweet & sour recipe instead of meat or seafood. You'll love it!
Here is a recipe from TOH that I tried a couple weeks ago. I won't say it was better than egg sald, but it did make a nice spread for a sandwich!http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Better-Than-Egg-Salad
Good luck with your endeavors!!
Back in those days folks cooked their food, not built a shrine to it.
Hi! This is the first recipe using tofu that I ever made; it's a keeper, and no one knew that tofu was in this "popular" appetizer/brunch recipe!
Wild Harvest Spinach Squares
2 packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 cups whold grain cracker crumbs
1 pound silken tofu, drained and cubed
2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
Freshly ground pepper and salt, to taste
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Cayenne pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 325*
In a food processor with the metal blade combine all ingredients except eggs and paprika. Taste mixture and adjust seasonings. Add eggs and mix well. Spread into a 9x13 cake pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 30 minutes or until firm. sprinkle with paprika. Cut into 1-inch squares for appetizers or 3-inch squares for brunch. Serve warm. (Top with a cherry tomato half for the 1-inch size or a tomato slice for the 3-inch size...or top with salsa!)
The Whole Foods Market website has lots of recipes. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/search/search.php?q=tofu&num=10&start=0&output=xml_no_dtd&client=default_frontend&filter=0&site=default_collection&btnG=Search
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