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Title: Tofu
Post by: Nick on January 12, 2020, 14:35:46 pm
I'm new to Tofu cooking but in an attempt to reduce my meat consumption i'm giving it a go. Cooked a couple of meals so far (both too hot by far) as i understood Tofu generally absorbs the flavour that it is cooked in. I pressed the tofu for 30 mins before cooking to get rid of the water content and firm up the Tofu before cutting it into cubes and dropped it in a Chinese type meal. Thought it was very good and certainly came across well as a meat substitute, its also cheap. will pursue this as an avenue of 1 or 2 meals a week throughout 2020.
Title: Re: Tofu
Post by: Slim on January 12, 2020, 19:44:07 pm
I had Japanese and Chinese girlfriends in the '90s and '00s and they often cooked with it .. I was never a big fan though. Tried cooking with it myself during my vegan phase of 1991-1992 actually, come to think of it. Nothing adventurous. Probably sauteed with vegetables and curry powder.
Title: Re: Tofu
Post by: Nick on January 26, 2020, 20:16:49 pm
Tofu curry tonight..gave it my best but missed the meat this time. Will keep persevering, maybe Asian approach next time.
Title: Re: Tofu
Post by: pxr5 on January 27, 2020, 15:56:17 pm
I can't stand the stuff myself. However, last week on Saturday Kitchen Live was a Chinese cook who used smoked tofu in the meal she prepared. May be try that if you fancy a change.
Title: Re: Tofu
Post by: Nick on January 27, 2020, 19:47:46 pm
Yes I saw some smoked stuff on the same shelf in the supermarket, think that's my next trial.