Dare I ask... Tofu? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Food and Beverage > Cooking & Pairing > Dare I ask... Tofu?
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-04-2011, 04:09 AM   #1
mikebowman
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Halifax
Posts: 244


So all I ever see here is meat threads, for the most part. I'm a huge meat water myself, and I love those threads.

However, in the interest of expanding my horizons, I bought a block of tofu last week. Having never cooked it before, I was wondering if anyone here had any tips? Baked, fried, broiled... whatever. Lay em on me!



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 04:18 AM   #2
ihomebrewing
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Windsor, Ontario
Posts: 112
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Fry it in small cubes until golden. Drain it from the oil, then cook it like you would chicken.

Don't stir it too much when cooking. Just enough to keep it from sticking.

A bit of soy sauce adds colour and flavour.

You can slice it into patties, and line a plate with paper towels. Place the tofu slices on the paper towels, and leave to drain in fridge over night. This dries it out enough to give it a nice firm texture, and allows it to marinate well with whatever flavour you wish. Ginger marinades are good. You can add ginger, soy sauce, garlic, and a bit of sesame oil. Marinate, then fry. Serve with rice and veggies. Pairs well with a sharp beer. An IPA, cream ale, or lager.

You can also barbecue these tofu slices with a quick garlic and beer marinade, and some sliced up peppers. Serve this with spanish rice, fried onions, and corn tortillas. Lot's of hot sauce, and a brown ale.


__________________
www.ihomebrewing.ca
Canadian Homebrewing Supplies
B&S Custom Brewing Equipment

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 04:20 AM   #3
Nateo
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Bennett Springs, MO
Posts: 2,050
Liked 39 Times on 30 Posts


First thing I'd do is get some of the water out. Some paper towels and a couple plates will take care of that. A little bit of weight on top will squeeze the water out.

Couple things you can do:
Chop it up and put it in a flavorful curry. Tofu doesn't have much flavor, but it's really good at sucking up flavor from the dish. I'm not a veggie but I prefer tofu in some Thai curries for that reason.

One thing my wife likes to do is to cube and bread the tofu in rice flour and fry til crispy. It's good dipped in a soy sauce/rice vinegar mix.
__________________
To paraphrase Dr. England - "Off-flavors smooth with time. So do mountains. Brew it right from the start!"

My blogsite: http://nateobrew.blogspot.com/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 04:27 AM   #4
Arneba28
 
Arneba28's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Amherst, Western New York
Posts: 2,192
Liked 17 Times on 12 Posts


Gotta go grilled. Buy a nice big piece, slice into 1/2" wide strips. Marinate it a mod sauce for a few house. Rub down with a light beef or chicken rub and grill just till you have a little bit of char. So good!!
__________________
My Kegerator Project

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 08:31 AM   #5
Bru
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 839
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Try smoking it. Then fry it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 08:32 AM   #6
Bru
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 839
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


errmm....and I don't mean roll the tofu into a joint btw lol

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #7
dataz722
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
dataz722's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Middletown, De
Posts: 37,040
Liked 3061 Times on 3003 Posts


Stuff it with sausage and wrap in bacon.





__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage View Post
Sorry, I am sworn as a mod to disagree with the above statement. But as a rational person, I do agree.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randar View Post
I was wrong

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 03:00 PM   #8
mikebowman
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Halifax
Posts: 244

Quote:
Originally Posted by dataz722
Stuff it with sausage and wrap in bacon.

I like the way you think!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 05:00 PM   #9
Ace_Club
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Ace_Club's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Chicago, IL
Posts: 43,817
Liked 2384 Times on 2186 Posts


One of my favorite tofu recipes is to slice it thin (~1/4") and lay it in a baking pan. Next, I drizzle it with a spicy Thai peanut butter sauce and then sprinkle it with scallions. Bake for ~30 minutes and serve with rice. Delicious.
__________________
Arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics, even if you win you're still retarded.

Where are guys? - Ginger

Eat a bag of kittens, Ace. - Yooper

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 05:05 PM   #10
GilaMinumBeer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 57,665
Liked 7192 Times on 5948 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace_Club View Post
One of my favorite tofu recipes is to slice it thin (~1/4") and lay it in a baking pan. Next, I drizzle it with a spicy Thai peanut butter sauce and then sprinkle it with scallions. Bake for ~30 minutes and serve with rice. Delicious.
Thai peanut butter? or, do you just mean Thai Peanut Sauce?

That actually sounds REALLY good (with peanut sauce). Only I'd be inclined to add a layer of "Kicap" (sweet dark soy)flash sauteed Bean Sprouts too.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump