Wednesday, September 2, 2015

My favorite way to prepare tofu

1. press it
2. cut it
3. spray it
4. bake it

Press the (firm) tofu first. Wrap it in a clean kitchen towel and place a heavy object on top and let it sit on the counter while the oven preheats to 350 (about 20-30 minutes).

Cut it into squares.

Transfer the squares to a parchment lined baking tray and lightly spray with cooking oil.

Bake for 30 minutes, flipping tofu halfway through.

VOILA! My favorite way to eat this is tossed in bbq sauce. You can do just about anything you want with it, though. Add it to salads. Add it to a grain bowl. Use it in place of paneer in saag paneer. Toss in a curry. Pad Thai. It tastes pretty darn good with a peanut sauce, too. You can also cut the tofu into triangles for a fancy look, if you want. It's so easy and fast!*

*I also have a method of preparing tofu that involves a marinade. It's a little trickier, but it's well worth the extra effort. I'll post that recipe soon.

Here's my neighbors' puppy, Gertrude. Isn't she cute?

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