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well i made the BBQ cubes on this Page<br><br><a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=a28eef7171c9d2bcda6596ce9edb3762&board=430.0" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/index.php?PHPSESSI...62&board=430.0</a><br><br>
and it was really good I added some good bazmati rice and it was great! but just a few questions the outside of the tofu was golden brown and the inside was white as powder is this ok? i hope I didint undercook it, also the tofu comes in a package filled with water, should i open it up and let it dry out for 30 min or so? because I drained the package quickly and added the tofu in the pan and lots of water was still in it I guess- Thanks!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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No you didn't undercook it, tofu should be golden brown and crispy on the outside but white on the inside usually.<br><br>
As for draining you tofu, it's up to you. If you dry the tofu it will have a more chewy or "meaty" texture, while if you go straight from the container to the pan it will have a softer texture. I've also heard if you dry then freeze your tofu, it will have a very "meaty" texture to it.
 

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If it's cooked to your liking then it's fine. I usually eat several pieces right out of the package as I'm preparing my meal, my daughter likes the texture of it better uncooked as well.<br><br>
If you don't wasnt to wait 30 minutes you can use a towel to dry it too.
 

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Sounds like you did great...and if you enjoyed it, that's the proof!<br><br><br><br>
Tofu doesn't need to be cooked; it already is. It's a matter of if you want it hot, fried, or whatever, but there's certainly nothing to worry about. Keep experimenting...there's a lot you can do with tofu!
 

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For best results with tofu, it is best to freeze the tofu. When ready to use, thaw, then cut into whatever shape you want and then press out the water. To press it, put the cut tofu between two towels on a baking sheet, put another baking sheet or a cutting board on top and then something heavy like canned food on top. Let it sit for a half an hour or so and then pat dry before marinating or cooking.
 
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