Cooking with Tofu

Here are some helpful hints when cooking with Tofu.

Remember that tofu will absorb the flavors of what ever you cook with it, kind of like a sponge absorbing liquid.

Barbecue it
San Diego Soy Dairy Tofu Firm Style can be barbecued. When cut in 1/2" slices and placed on the grill. It will hold shape and barbecue up great. Using your favorite sauce you end up with a great tasting dish.

Blend it
Yes, just add a quarter pound of the Soft Style to the blender to thicken up a salad dressing or protein drink.

 

Freeze It
To freeze tofu just remove it from the water pack tub place either in plastic wrap or zip lock bag and freeze. Thaw out before using in the fridge. It will have an off white color but it is fine. Stir Fry it, deep fry it, bake it. It will have the texture of chicken and can be used in many ways.

Marinate It
First When you marinate tofu it is a good idea to cut it in 1/2" slices or even smaller so the marinate will have more surface area to penetrate to the middle. Use any marinate sauce you wish or use one from our recipe book. You can also boil the marinate sauce into the tofu if your in a hurry. The easier method is to put the tofu into a plastic container, fill it with marinate sauce, cover and place in the fridge overnight or several days then cook with it. Marinate small cubes, batter it, and deep-fry it.

Bake it
Simply cut the tofu into slabs of any thickness desired, put a sauce on it or herbs and bake it with veggies. Broil it in the same fashion.

 

Sauté it
Both the firm style and the herbal make great additions or main attractions to most pasta dishes.

Stir Fry it
You can create your own marinade for our Firm Style or use our Teriyaki Baked Style to create fantastic stir frys. Add onions, celery, carrots, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, pinapple, anything you like! Cook in a wok or large frying pan, add rice and you have a heathy, quick meal for friends or family.

 

Anything you can think of for preparing tofu can be done. It will not melt so it will not replace cheese in similarity. When making cottage cheese type salads, or tuna salads you just mash up the tofu, add your favorite ingredients and blend them in. You can not really go wrong with preparing tofu. The blended ingredients of whatever you add to tofu will create the taste of the tofu.