What would you consider the best seasoning for this? I've always found it tasteless no matter what I put on it!
Although tofu doesn't have much flavor, it is able to absorb the flavor of sauces etc. You can make this happen by (1) marinating the tofu and/or (2) mashing the tofu into small pieces.
I like adding finely-mashed tofu to my spaghetti sauce, and eating with whole wheat pasta.
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Personally, I like it cut in small rectangles seasoned with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Then cook it in pan-fry with a little olive oil until the sides are golden-brown.
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Soft tofu is good for cheese cake of various types.
The variety is endless (well almost)
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If you get extra firm tofu and press the water out, then cut into cubes, you can dredge them in cornstarch/salt/pepper then fry them. It gives them a crispy coating, like fried chicken.
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Also, if you're fairly new to tofu (or even if you're not), I highly recommend trying it if you can, in a restaurant where they know how to prepare it, so you can see how nice it can be Try agedashi tofu or teriyaki tofu in a Japanese restaurant, tofu pad thai in a Thai restaurant, or tofu banh mi in a Vietnamese restaurant, or if you're fortunate to be close to a vegetarian restaurant, you can try it in a scramble or a sandwich. Yum!
Anyone just eat raw tofu with a pinch of salt? I did. It's really tasty.
I've made my own a few times and it's the best thing ever! I do have a soy milk maker which helps A LOT!
Need to add- people seem to be very particular on how they like tofu. Some swear by freezing it first for the texture. As much as I love tofu I hate it after it's been frozen! To me that gives it the texture of an old sponge
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My favorite way to eat it is just to blend it with a banana or strawberries, carob or cocoa powder, pinch of water, pinch of maple syrup for a breakfast pudding.
On rare occasion I have blended it with steamed sweet potato, vegan cheese (Daiya shreds), plant milk to make a thick creamy "cheese" sauce to go over macaroni for mac and cheese. Adding just a little vegan mayo with this makes it even richer and slightly tangy.
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