How To Prepare Tofu
Depending on your recipe, you may need to drain and press your tofu before cooking with it. If you’re planning on making a stir-fry dish, you’ll want the tofu to be as firm as you possible so it holds together better when frying. It will also make it easier for the tofu to absorb all the lovely flavours you are adding to your dish.
To prepare, we recommend pressing the tofu for 10 to 20 minutes – the longer you can press it for, the firmer the texture of your tofu will be. Remember to use plenty of layers of kitchen roll to soak up the water!
It’s a simple process – follow our step-by-step guide or watch the video below. The video also shows you how easy it is to marinate your prepared tofu, and how to store for another day.
Tofu: A Taste of the East
Now you know a little bit more about tofu, it’s time to start experimenting! Tofu is the ideal jumping off point for a number of Asia’s finest cuisines, so here are two of our favourite Asian-inspired tofu recipes for you to get started with.
Sweet Ginger Tofu Ramen Noodles
A simple but tasty recipe idea with an authentic Japanese flavour. Low in saturated fat and ready in 15 minutes, it’s ideal as a super healthy mid-week meal.