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Old 12-12-2012, 04:48 AM   #1
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So I am new to tofu. I have to origanum extra firm tofu in my fridge and wanna make something with them for me and toddler..... But in lost. The only thing I have her done with it is cubed it for miso soup.....
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
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Stir fry!
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:30 AM   #3
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I mix miso, and little brown sugar, and bit of chicken broth and fry the tofu so it's just a little brown on each side. It's kinda the same concept as miso glazed salmon.

I'll stirfry the tofu with brocolli, onion and carrots. I use chicken broth, a little garlic, soy sauce and oyster sauce for flavor.

I make a clear soup with tofu. I mix garlic and soy sauce with ground pork and make bite sized meat balls. Boil the meat balls in diluted chicken broth and add carrots, a little green onion and tofu. Add soy sauce and salt to tast. DD likes to eat this with rice or macaroni noodles.

Mapo tofu...but really diluted for kids.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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Just wanna chime in and say that you should always wrap it in a towel and let it sit with something heavy like a big book on top of it for awhile to get the extra moisture out of it before cooking.

That said, my go-to tofu recipe is to bake it. I throw together a marinade that usually involves soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic, oil and maybe a couple of spices. You can find a lot of tofu marinade recipes online if you want a different flavor.

Cut the tofu into 8 slices. Put in 8x8 pan with marinade cover in foil and bake at 400 for 30 minutes, then uncover, flip, and bake for another 20.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:55 AM   #5
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We often dry fry our tofu then add it to dishes, marinade, or serve it up with some dipping sauce.
You start by slicing the tofu into rectangles or triangles about 1/4-1/2 inch thick, dry them on soft tea towels (not terry cloth) then fry them in a non stick pan gently pressing to remove any extra moisture. You can then easily marinade it to suck up flavor, or as my kids do just eat it like a chikn nugget
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:07 AM   #6
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Set out tofu wrapped in a towel with weight (book, plates) on top to draw out moisture for about an hour.

Cube or slice and fry tofu for 20-30 minutes, no oil or grease.

This is how we prepare all tofu, then we put it back in the fridge to use whenever we want.

Bbq tofu:
Marinate cubed tofu in bbq sauce in the fridge for at least an hour. We leave ours overnight.

Arrange in a shallow baking pan, sauce and all, and cook for 30 mins at 350 degrees.

Orange tofu:

Marinate in orange sauce like above, then add to stir fry veggies and fry until sauce is sticky. Serve over rice.
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