Tofu is one of my favourite foods and i am one of those people who can eat plain, unmarinated tofu just as it is. So maybe i am not the most unbiased person to ask if “tofu is good or not?” Because my answer will always be yes. Unless you are talking about silkentofu… then the answer is no, haha.
There are many different types of tofu out there, not to mention so many different ways to prepare tofu so if you say you don’t like tofu my answer is: Try different brands of tofu, and try different marinades and ways of preparing tofu!
The marinade and type of tofu make a HUGE difference.
Also, pressing the tofu of water helps make it more crispy and more texture when it is baked.
To press the tofu of water:
Place the tofu on a place (take it out of it’s package). Place some baking paper or foil on top and then place a plate on top of that. Then use something heavy (such as books or a pot filled with water) and place it on the tofu. Leave it there for 60 minutes and this will press out alot of the water.
Then it is just to marinate or bake or fry and it will make a huge difference, i promise 🙂
A delicious marinade for tofu is a peanut butter marinade. THis doesn’t have to only be used for tofu or as a marinade, it works great as a salad dressing as well 🙂
Block of tofu (250g)
200ml peanut butter (i used crunchy)
2tbsp lime juice
2tbsp sesame seed oil
1tbsp soya sauce
Pinch of garlic powder, pinch of chilli powder (or sambal oelek)
1-2tbsp water to thin it out if necessary
Press the tofu of water, as described above. In the mean time, mix together the sauce ingredients.
Once the tofu has been pressed of water, cut into desired shape. Such as small cubes, thin slices or into triangles like i did.
Coat the tofu pieces in the marinade, place on a tray with parchment paper.
Preheat oven to 200C and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, turning over after half the time.
Serve with some ricenoodles, salad, crunchy peanuts and extra marinade!
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