Sunday, February 6, 2011

February Cooking 'Experiment' Uno

I love tofu.

I have been wanting to figure out how to cook it, and I ran across what seemed to be a pretty straightforward way to bake it up (to store in the fridge and use in other dishes) on Heather Eats Almond Butter's foodie blog.

Here is the link for her recipe:  Perfectly Baked Tofu

I was a little apprehensive but what is the worst thing that could happen?  It would taste like ca-ca or it would come up a mushy mess.

In Pictures

I don't know a thing about which tofu to buy at the store, but I knew to buy extra firm

After draining, you are supposed to put on something like a cheesecloth; nothing like a towel or washcloth, and since I dont have cheesecloth, I used one of my race tshirts :)  Hey, it worked.

Mix up all the goodies in the bowl and spray the baking pan with olive oil Pam; tofu still all nice, neat and tucked into the race tshirt; getting all the liquid out of it.

Spicy!  I added cayenne and pepper flakes

Slice the tofu up into 1 inch blocks

Coat/cover in the mixture

Arrange on baking pan and bake

So I am not a pretty cooker kind of person, but these turned out divine!!!

I used them the very next night on top of a yummy spinach salad, then some in with steamed veggies another night, and then again in another salad.  It keeps forever in the refrigerator!


Karen said...

I am SO glad you posted about your tofu baking experience! I just started using Tofu in recipes last week and I have no idea what on earth I'm doing! LOL I'm going to try it this way and see how it turns out! Thanks again!!!! :0)

Heather said...

Thanks for posting!

How was the texture - the texture of tofu (even firm) sometimes skeeves me out.

Junie B said...

Heather I thought it was fine. Nice and firm. Not schmushy. :)

Anonymous said...

Do you read Heather at "Wheres the beach"? She cooks with Tofu alot. She's comes up with the most inventive vegetarian dishes!

If you haven't made egg salad out of tofu, try it. It's on my blog and on the mori-nu website. VERY good

K said...

YUMMY! We roll our tofu in paper towels and then put our cutting boards on top to press some of the moisture out. A T-shirt is a great idea as well!