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Benihana's Tofu Appetizer? Several years ago I ate there when I was a vegetarian and they offered me that and it was so good. I have never been near one again to go back, but since I am making the change back to more of a natural, meatless diet I would like to make that. I bought a package of firm tofu today and have no idea what to do with it. There are tons of recipes on-line, but I want to find something tried and true.<br><br><br><br>
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Leigh
 

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I've never had Benihana's Tofu Appetizer but now I wish I was near a Benihana so I could try it. It sounds scrum-yumcious. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><br><br>
The tofu you bought.... it depends on what type of firm tofu you have. There's curd style firm and silken firm (confusing enough? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> ). If it's silken firm, you can use it for pies, dips, sauces, or to make your own mayo or sour cream. If it's curd style firm, that should be pressed to rid the moisture in it (curd style tofu is veeeeery watery), and from there you can marinade it and bake it, grill it, or stir-fry it. There's only a bazillion and one things one can do with tofu.<br><br><br><br>
One of my favourite things to do with curd style is to wrap it in a towel and press it for about an hour or two in the fridge. I press it in the fridge because it will go right stinky if I forget my tofu and yea, I've had that happen a time or two before (forgotten tofu is a bad, bad thing. Forgotten tofu on the chill is a lot easier to deal with). After it's pressed, I'll either toss it in a stir-fry/scramble or I'll dice it really finely and toss it with some random spices and eat it like that. I've tried baking it a time or two, too (usually buried in some sort of BBQ sauce <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> ) and that usually works nicely, too. Like I said before, there's only a bazillion things one can do with tofu.<br><br><br><br>
Hope that ramble-bamble of mine helped a bit?
 
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