Tofu is not very popular food among meat eaters but is quite often on vegans menu. It is great food thanks to it’s nutritional values but it has strange taste. But does it has to be that way? No. If tofu is prepared by a pro then it can taste fantastic.
What is the key? How to cook tofu? One of most important thing to do is to drain it well. Tofu acts like a sponge and absorbs other tastes. Is it that simple? Well… not really. You must remove existing water out of it. That is a crucial step. If you forget to remove water then existing water will prevent from absorbing new flavours.
Here are some other great tips for cooking tofu:
If you have a recipe that calls for blending tofu, purchase the silken or soft tofu varieties. Do not marinate or dry fry tofu for blending purposes. Tofu works well to add a creamy texture to blended recipes. You may choose to blend with a blender or a food processor.
To avoid frying, tofu may also be baked. To bake tofu, dry it out manually with a cloth and place the strips in a marinade for a few hours. After they have been marinated, spread the slices out on a lightly-oiled baking sheet and bake for an hour. Flip the tofu slices after thirty minutes. When you remove the tofu from the oven, it should appear golden brown.
When you taste some great tofu and realize how healthy it is and better then meat, then it is really simple to be vegan. Go for it. And stay there 😉