What is the best way to prepare tofu? I have only dabbled in having it in a few dishes but always feel like it’s this mushy weird thing mixed into my food. (Note, I’m not vegetarian nor vegan but am dabbling.)
I would love suggestions!
What a great question! My favorite way is to broil it. This recipe is from Veganomicon.
- 1 block of tofu, drained
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tbsp lemon juice (or juice from 1 lemon)
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- a spray of olive oil
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Cut tofu width-wise into four equal slices then cut those slices in half also width-wise so that there are eight. Then slice those pieces into triangles.
- Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Spray a pan with spritz of olive oil.
- Dip each piece of tofu in liquid and cook for 10 minutes. When tofu is lightly browned, cover tofu with spoonfuls of liquid. Cook for another 3 minutes.
The tofu comes out tasty and succulent which, in my opinion, is nearly impossible. I don’t really care for tofu (I’d rather eat seitan or tempeh) but this is a great way to have a healthy cutlet with flavor and a great texture.