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Thursday, July 3, 2014

How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it's this simple)


This is really easy and the outcome is so delicious that I've even had a devout "tofu hater" say it was really good. Eaten as a snack, on a salad or sandwich, or as a component to a stir-fry or rice dish, it delicious, healthy, and versatile. I seasoned this with Cajun seasoning and sea salt but the flavors are really up to you (herbs, curry, smoked paprika, Mexican...it's really limitless) but what you want to take away from this post is the simple method in which it is prepared, not specific ingredients..

(1) To start with, purchase extra firm tofu, then--after removing it from it's package--place it between a few plate to gently squeeze out some of it's moisture; leave the tofu like this for about 20 minutes (continued below).


(2) Slice the tofu and coat it with whichever seasonings you prefer. Then place it on baking sheet that is fitted with a wire rack. Having the wire rack is important because air need to circulate under the tofu as it bakes. 


(3) Bake the tofu in a preheated oven (350F) for about 20 minutes, then turn the slices over and bake for another ten. Allow it to cool before serving.

For multiple actual printable tofu recipes click here.
Urban Simplicity.

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