Tofu 101:

What Does it Taste Like & How to Cook It?

This is all you will need to read in order to master cooking tofu that is actually delicious!

What is Tofu?

Tofu is made by coagulating soy milk then the curds are pressed together to create that shape and textures that we are familiar with today.

What Does Tofu Taste Like?

Plain tofu has no specific flavor and is honestly, quite bland. This might be why people tend to hate it but the fact that it’s bland is exactly why we should LOVE it. The texture of tofu is more important than the taste- all the different types of tofu have different textures.

Different Types of Tofu:

Silken & Soft Tofu

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Firm & Medium Firm

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Extra-Firm & Super Firm

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How to Press Tofu

You can buy an inexpensive tofu press or create your own DIY tofu press

DIY TOFU PRESS:  Wrap the tofu in paper towels or clean dishcloths and placing it in a shallow bowl. Then, stack heavy items on top to drain the excess water. It doesn’t take much time- you can press for as little as 15 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Different Serving Methods:

Different Serving Methods:

- Pan Fry or Deep Fry - Bake until crisp & chewy - Braise in sauce - Serve Raw- cubed or crumble - Blend into Sauces & Desserts

Toss in cornstarch + seasonings & pan-fry until crispy!

Toss in cornstarch + seasonings & pan-fry until crispy!

Crumble & season then bake for 20-25 minutes- similar to a ground beef!

Blend in to sauces like sour cream, cream cheese & aioli!

Make a breadcrumb batter and coat tofu!

Fry until crispy!

Cube & bake

then add to soups!

How to Season Tofu:

The wonderful thing about tofu is that is a blank canvas. Tofu truly takes on the flavor of whatever seasonings you put on it or whatever you marinate it in.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to marinate tofu?

Nope! It adds flavor but tossing tofu in cornstarch and lots of seasonings is just as delicious.

What seasoning is good on tofu?

Anything and everything! My go-to tofu seasonings are nutritional yeast, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika.

Should I only buy organic tofu?

Soy is a highly sprayed crop so I do recommend buying organic tofu. I have found that the most readily available brands are already organic.

What is the easiest way to cook tofu?

Crumble tofu and cook in a pan for a few minutes to create a super fast and easy tofu scramble. Add vegetables of choice and vegan cheese if desired then serve with toast for a delicious and easy breakfast.

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