Often times when I mention tofu, there’s at least one person who responds with, “EEeewwWWwww!!1!!!11!!” Understandable, but I always try to explain that there is more to the package full of soggy wet block sponge-thingy than meets the eye. Tofu is actually a VERY versatile (and delicious) addition to any meal, or it can be a tasty snack all by itself! The issue most people seem to have with tofu is that it has “no flavor,” and that’s where the fun begins! Tofu takes on the flavor of other ingredients, so I’m going to provide a list of ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
First off, though, there’s a way to cook tofu so that it firms up and loses that “soggy” BS. In this case, I recommend looking for the extra firm kind.
1. Remove tofu from package, drain it and place it on a cutting board or other hard surface, between two paper towels.
2. Let it sit for at least an hour.
3. Once you’ve gotten a good amount of moisture out, cut your tofu block into thin square or triangle-shaped slabs. You may also cut it into small cubes for a stir-fry type dish.
5. Once it has browned up a bit, you may add flavoring as you like and allow tofu pieces to simmer until the flavor “sticks”.
Some flavor suggestions I recommend are:
Beef or chicken broth
Feel free to add some of your favorite flavors in the comments!