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05-15-2002, 02:27 PM
Has anyone tried "baked tofu?" ShopRite sells it and I was interested in trying it. Do you have any recipes that I might try?
05-15-2002, 02:28 PM
I love this one:
Roasted Marinated Tofu
1 lb. extra firm tofu
1 ½ TB tamari soy sauce
1 TB sesame oil
1 tsp canola oil
1 TB sherry
Cut the tofu into ½ inch slices, lay on cotton kitchen towels, or paper towels and pat very dry. Cut into cubes, triangles or shape of your choice.
Combine marinade ingredients and add tofu and toss gently. Marinate at least 30 minutes or cover and chill up to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place tofu in a single layer with marinade in a large shallow dish. Bake 25-30 minutes until golden. Shake pan after 15 minutes to prevent tofu from sticking. Serve warm or chill until cold, at least 2 hours.
05-15-2002, 02:46 PM
I frequently use baked tofu to make shishkabobs in the summertime -- just marinate at will (or not, if you buy already marinated tofu), thread on skewers with veggies and GO!
I also throw the baked tofu in impromptu pasta salads -- particularly salads with a nice vinaigrette, tomatoes and feta :) MMMMM....
05-15-2002, 03:04 PM
I usually buy the premarinated baked tofu and heat it up or grill it a bit. I have made sandwiches with it, wraps, kabobs, and it is also really good for stirfrys when you cube it and just add it to the veggies. I also eat it on its own as a main entree with salad etc. The ones I have tried all had really good texture and flavour.
05-15-2002, 05:27 PM
You're talking about the already baked tofu you can buy in the grocery store, right? I've bought it a couple times, different flavors, and find it's nice to have with a stirfry when I don't feel like making my own marinade. But it's expensive for such a small piece of tofu, so I usually opt for doing something myself.
05-16-2002, 02:33 PM
It is expensive, but I love this stuff. The brands I've tried are White Wave (Teriyaki and Italian flavors) and Soy Boy Tofu Lin.
It's firmer than regular tofu, and tastes really good uncooked. I often cube it and toss it into salads or stir fries, or cut it into strips to use in wraps.
05-16-2002, 07:58 PM
Goldilocks, your roasted marinated tofu sounds like it would be a great replacement for plain tofu in stir-frys; do you use that way? Other ways you serve it?
10-22-2003, 04:26 PM
I'm dragging up this thread to thank Goldilocks for her yummy recipe!
I was moping around the kitchen all evening yesterday, too tired to cook, too unmotivated to go to the store, too hungry to study, when I found the half-block of tofu leftover from a recipe last week, and I found this recipe!
Soooo easy and sooooo yummy. I toasted some cashews and sprinkled the tofu with them and some green onions and hoisin sauce. Great way to use up the ubiquitous leftover half-block of tofu that always makes its way into my fridge!
10-22-2003, 05:33 PM
Yeah! I am so glad you enjoyed it, I think it gets even better as the days go by in the fridge. I will have to make a batch soon too.
10-23-2003, 09:26 PM
Recently I tried Frieda's brand of Baked Tofu - Sesame Garlic. I used it as an entree all by itself (I had intended to use it in a Stir-fry, but "side-tripped" and "detoured" into a separate entree - does that happen to anyone else? :) It was very good as is, but I couldn't help but "mess" with it and added tahini, ginger, Braggs, Mrs. Dash Spicy and coconut milk and God only knows what else. It was great! Served it with the Stir-fry veggies and Brown/White Rice (I cook brown rice per directions and then I add instant white rice to give it a drier, fluffier consistency). I would recommend the Frieda's brand.
Most of the other tofu dishes I make I use Nasoya Extra Firm Tofu, freeze it and then use it to make the texture more "meat-like". I squeeze it out like a sponge and then drain it on paper towels.
I'm one of those cooks that doesn't measure things and I experiement and just make up things as I go along.
When I make Asian-style food, sometimes I cut the tofu into large bite-size chunks, marinade in Chop Suey, Stir-fry, or Potsticker seasoning packets, soy sauce, garlic and other seasonings to taste. Then dredge with corn starch and saute or deep fry and drain. Just add to your stir-fry veggies.
If you are looking to add soy to your diet, try Edamame aka soy beans!!! THey are soooooo good! I snack on them, add to salads, soups, stews, etc. They have a nice mild, buttery, nutty taste.
Hope this helps!
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