I know that many of my regular readers will be experts at cooking with tofu, but for me it is quite a new experience, so I thought I would document my efforts as I go.
Tofu is something I have avoided like the plague for years. I think I may have had it once and disliked it so much I decided it just wasn't for me. It really needs to be treated with respect and if it's done wrong it's just nasty.
I think I've now cracked it!
I did a bit of research online to see how other people were cooking their tofu and came up with this technique and marinade.
1. Open your packet of tofu and drain away any excess liquid.
2. Slice the tofu into strips and then cut into triangles.
3. Place the triangles onto a clean, dry tea towel and gently squeeze out the moisture.
4. Fry the tofu in a dry pan until each side is golden brown.
5. Soak in a marinade for a few hours.
6. Add to stir-fry along with your choice of vegetables and sauce.
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cm piece fresh ginger, finely grated
2 tbsp brown sugar
½ cup teriyaki sauce
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup apple juice
- Mix all the ingredients together and leave to rest for half an hour before adding the tofu.
- Leave the dry-fried tofu in the marinade for a few hours. You may use the tofu after half an hour, but it won't have as much flavour as it would if left to soak longer.
- Then add the tofu to a stirfry.
- Use the leftover marinade as a dressing for stir-fry and noodles. Very tasty.