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Old 03-29-2011, 11:15 AM   #1
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I just purchased some Tofu to give it a try. I need any yummy recipes you ladies can dish out! I really hope I'll like tofu!
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:44 PM   #2
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Did you buy silken tofu or the regular kind (firm/extra firm)?

Baked tofu is awesome and actually I have to be careful because I can eat an entire package of baked tofu in a heart beat. You can use a variety of spices and sauces for the marinade but this looks to be a pretty basic one:
http://vegetarian.about.com/od/tofur...sesametofu.htm

This looks like a really good recipe:
http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/08...cy-garlic.html

And this is a fancy looking recipe but doesn't look that hard:
http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/11...-rice-and.html
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Firm tofu, I absolutely recommend following the paper towel method here.
http://vegetarian.lovetoknow.com/How_to_Prepare_Tofu
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I've been trying to figure out a good recipe too. What I usually do is soak it in terriyaki sauce then try to stir fry it..I think I may try baking it this time.
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I press the water out of mine by wrapping it in paper towels and pressing with a plate or something heavy for an hour or so.

Then I put cut up tofu pieces in a bowl with a tbsp or so of soy sauce, and sprinkle with garlic powder.

I bake tofu in the over, flipping every 5-10 minutes for about 30-40 or until it looks kinda dry. Idk why but I love my tofu this way.
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I tried punkrprincessa's method except I used ginger instead of garlic powder and OMG it's amazing! I'm going to be having that quite often from now on
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Oh man, this thread is perfect! Bought some tofu and wasn't sure what to do with it now, lol.

Punkprincessa- Gonna try your method and maybe ilidawn's new fave- ginger as well!
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I LOVE TOFU (silken, soft, firm, extra firm).

It's great in curries as a substitute for meats! (Thai curries, Indian curries or Japanese curry)

Slicing it (firm type) and sauteing with carrots, celery, onions, garlic, ginger then seasoning with some light soy sauce and sprinkling with some fresh scallions is delicious too!

I've been known to stuff peppers or make "lasagna" with mashed up silkin tofu mixed with low-fat ricotta and other vegetables. It's a great binder but definitely drain as much water out of it as possible (paper towels pressed with something heavy).
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When you bake it, you take out alot of the ways that tofu is made unhealthy: oil and frying! Just a quick spray of nonstick spray on tin foil is the way I go! A serving size (usually 3 oz I think for about 80 calories) seems small but is great!
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my mom used to make these but if you like shrimp, its deelish!

she would mash shrimp up so that its kind of paste-y. Then she would slice the tofu into slices.. so like 1.5 inch wide by 2-3 inch long by 0.5 inch thick .. so like a rectangle slice.. and then she would scoop the shrimp paste on top and the steam it!

i guess you would need to figure out the seasoning for the shrimp but to your liking! she would also put on some soy sauce when it was cooked.
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oh!! careful when you buy tofu, there are these tofus that are kind of dark yellow and wrinkly looking and the inside is kind of hallow.. those ones are usually deep fried already!
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