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necrobabe 01-17-2012 05:27 PM

Does anyone have a good recipe they could share share?

Raven815 01-17-2012 08:52 PM

Great question. I would also like to know this. This is one of the few things that I haven't made with tofu, but always wanted to.

Laura

Blobbenstein 01-17-2012 08:58 PM

mashed tofu+black salty+nutritional yeast flakes+soya milk+bit of marg

Raven815 01-17-2012 09:20 PM

Thanks, but what is black salty? Is it black salt. Also, what kind of tofu do you use?

Blobbenstein 01-17-2012 09:31 PM

Oops, I mean "black salt"...it is a kind of salt that smells and tastes like eggs. It is pink.

can't link to Wiki, as it's down but here's a link:http://www.saltworks.us/kala-namak-black-salt.html

I think the tofu I use is called firm, but I'm not sure...it isn't the more jelly stuff, although you can use that.

You can add cherry tomatoes, sweet corn and wotnot, but that's up to the person making it.

audretoburrito 01-17-2012 09:38 PM

1 packege extra firm tofu frozen and then thawed.
Squeeze out the water and while your doing this crumble the tofu so it feels kinda like scrambled egges.
Chop 1 bell pepper, 1 onion, and as much garlic as you want. I love garlic so that's about 4 medium to large cloves for me.
saute the veggies in a little water.
When they're about done add the tofu plus chili powder, cumin, salt, cyanne or hot sauce, a couple tbsp nooch, and a dash of turmeric*sp*. I don't know the amount of my spices because I just throw them in I don't really measure anything. Tastes awsome with some salsa wrapped up in a tortilla or with some veggie chorizo... can you tell I'm a fan of latin food lol.

hth
Audrey

Blobbenstein 01-17-2012 09:41 PM

I used to put the tofu in the food blender, but I find that a potato masher gives a better texture, and is less messy.

necrobabe 01-18-2012 12:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by audretoburrito View Post

1 packege extra firm tofu frozen and then thawed.
Squeeze out the water and while your doing this crumble the tofu so it feels kinda like scrambled egges.
Chop 1 bell pepper, 1 onion, and as much garlic as you want. I love garlic so that's about 4 medium to large cloves for me.
saute the veggies in a little water.
When they're about done add the tofu plus chili powder, cumin, salt, cyanne or hot sauce, a couple tbsp nooch, and a dash of turmeric*sp*. I don't know the amount of my spices because I just throw them in I don't really measure anything. Tastes awsome with some salsa wrapped up in a tortilla or with some veggie chorizo... can you tell I'm a fan of latin food lol.

hth
Audrey

See that's what i wasn't sure of. I wasn't sure how the actual "scrambling" was done.
This has all been so informative, I'm so excited to try it out!
Could I do the scrambling with a whisk a well??

delicioso 01-18-2012 07:36 AM

A whisk doesn't work very well on firm tofu. I throw everything into my food processor, then add some chopped veggies. I like tomatoes and mushrooms best, but occasionally add some spinach, too.

Raven815 01-18-2012 07:41 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blobbenstein View Post

Oops, I mean "black salt"...it is a kind of salt that smells and tastes like eggs. It is pink.

can't link to Wiki, as it's down but here's a link:http://www.saltworks.us/kala-namak-black-salt.html

I think the tofu I use is called firm, but I'm not sure...it isn't the more jelly stuff, although you can use that.

You can add cherry tomatoes, sweet corn and wotnot, but that's up to the person making it.


I just ordered some of that salt. Neat website. No shipping, even better.

Thanks, Laura

Raven815 01-18-2012 07:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by audretoburrito View Post

1 packege extra firm tofu frozen and then thawed.
Squeeze out the water and while your doing this crumble the tofu so it feels kinda like scrambled egges.
Chop 1 bell pepper, 1 onion, and as much garlic as you want. I love garlic so that's about 4 medium to large cloves for me.
saute the veggies in a little water.
When they're about done add the tofu plus chili powder, cumin, salt, cyanne or hot sauce, a couple tbsp nooch, and a dash of turmeric*sp*. I don't know the amount of my spices because I just throw them in I don't really measure anything. Tastes awsome with some salsa wrapped up in a tortilla or with some veggie chorizo... can you tell I'm a fan of latin food lol.

Audrey


Yum! Another one to try.

Thanks, Laura

jessickah 01-18-2012 01:22 PM

I take a spoon and crumble the tofu, throw it in a pan with olive oil, add spinach, red peppers, green peppers, onions, chili pepper, and daiya .

Raven815 01-18-2012 03:17 PM

Does everyone always use firm tofu? Ever use silken or is it too soft? Do you always drain and press it?

delicioso 01-18-2012 03:28 PM

I always use firm, but I don't worry about pressing it...if it's really wet, I might give it a squeeze over the sink, before putting it into the fp.

Raven815 01-18-2012 03:31 PM

Thanks, I guess that's what I'm having for BF tomorrow.

vepurusg 01-18-2012 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Raven815 View Post

Does everyone always use firm tofu? Ever use silken or is it too soft? Do you always drain and press it?

Silken will produce too much water, and you'll be left with more of a soup than a scramble. Press as much water out as you can.

You *can* use silken, or not press the tofu, though, if you simmer it long enough to boil off all of the extra water (could take a half an hour though, and waste some energy).

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Raven815 01-18-2012 04:15 PM

^^^ Thanks, I've always wanted to try Tofu Scramble, more so since I stopped eating eggs.

Laura

audretoburrito 01-18-2012 04:27 PM

That's the main reason I freeze it besides it staying good longer. When it's frozen and thawed it feels kinda like a sponge. I just grab a chunk and squeeze it out over the sink. I'm not sure I'd remember to press it before hand if it's fresh lol. I'm lucky when I remember to soak my beans the night before I'm makeing something. Other yummy stuff to throw in with them is italian seasonings, spinach, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatos halved, and of course garlic Plus the nooch and the turmeric. The turmeric turns it yellow I'm told though I can't say cause I'm blind so I'll just take peeps word on that one.

Audrey

MoarPineapplePlz 01-18-2012 11:36 PM

I like it with Olive Oil, zucchini, onions, garlic, lots of curry powder and sprinkled with salt before eating. Not the healthiest way to make it, but so delicious.

Raven815 01-19-2012 08:05 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by MoarPineapplePlz View Post

I like it with Olive Oil, zucchini, onions, garlic, lots of curry powder and sprinkled with salt before eating. Not the healthiest way to make it, but so delicious.

That sounds pretty healthy to me.

vepurusg 01-19-2012 08:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raven815 View Post

That sounds pretty healthy to me.

Haha, that's just what I was thinking too. Unless it's literally taking a bath in the olive oil?

If I'm making a scramble, it's usually because I'm being lazy about cooking, so I just throw it together with whatever is on hand and eat it as a soup (likewise being lazy about squeezing the water out). Not saying all scrambles are lazy, of course- some of these sound pretty amazing. Also not saying there's anything wrong with lazy food; it can be seriously delicious too.

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necrobabe 01-27-2012 05:49 PM

I made a tofu scramble a few days ago & it turned out amazing!
Definitely something that I'll be making from now on.
Thanks for the replies everyone

'IckenNoodleSoup 06-26-2012 11:18 AM

I've never made scrambled tofu, don't know why 'cos it does sounds pretty good. Possibly because I'm not really a big breakfast person.

 

Does anyone eat it for lunch or supper rather than breakfast? I'm thinking it'd be good with some kind of grain based salad or pilaf.


Poppy 06-26-2012 11:23 AM

We LOVE tofu scramble for dinner.  Black Salt definitely enhances it and makes it taste an awful lot like scrambled eggs.


runnerveggie 06-26-2012 11:36 AM

Here's the recipe I use: http://www.theppk.com/2009/10/tof-u-and-tof-me-scrambled-tofu-revisited/

 

It freezes really well - if you have a very large pan, make a double batch and freeze leftovers. I do drain it, but I don't press it for this scramble recipe. It benefits from being moist.


jessickah 06-26-2012 05:26 PM

I never ate my own tofu scramble because I am a no-oil kind of gal.

So does anyone make theirs without oil in a non-stick pan?

I'm off work tomorrow and actually want to eat what I cook for once! lol


runnerveggie 06-26-2012 07:06 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jessickah View Post

I never ate my own tofu scramble because I am a no-oil kind of gal.
So does anyone make theirs without oil in a non-stick pan?
I'm off work tomorrow and actually want to eat what I cook for once! lol

Tofu scramble does not contain unhealthy amounts of oil. Just a tablespoon or so of olive oil really adds to the richness and flavor of the dish.

No oil does not seem like a healthy way to go given your history.

Jorjor 06-26-2012 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by RunnerVeggie View Post

Tofu scramble does not contain unhealthy amounts of oil. Just a tablespoon or so of olive oil really adds to the richness and flavor of the dish.
No oil does not seem like a healthy way to go given your history.

Yep definitely don't skimp on the fat, although it is wise to avoid certain oils (ie, soy,peanut,canola,cottonseed) since their omega ratio is way out of whack. Olive oil would be a good option,

Blobbenstein 06-27-2012 04:15 AM

sometimes I have just not bothered with any oil, and just used soya milk.

'IckenNoodleSoup 06-27-2012 05:09 AM

I had scrambled tofu with a chile spiked quinoa salad for dinner.

Tofu was scrambled / stir fried with olive oil, a teaspoon of Marigold powder and a teaspoon of Garam Masala, a tablespoon of soy sauce, half a chopped courgette and half a chopped onion. Really good. I went back for seconds. 

Quinoa salad worked well with it, next time I think I'll do a bulghar pilaf with toasted seeds and a mixed green salad.

I really can't imagine treating it like scrambled eggs and putting it on toast for breakfast though. I think sticky brown rice and sweetcorn fritters and grilled mushrooms would make good alternative breakfast side dishes.



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