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Seeing the growing popularity of tofu around the world, many are eager to try it. Still, those who buy it for the first time are often disappointed. After all, this cheese seems to be tasteless. But that is what makes it versatile! Using marinades, sauces, and spices, this product can be applied to any dish, from soup to tacos. Here are some ideas on how you can use tofu cheese:
Tofu as a main dish
Tofu can be a great meat substitute and served as the main course.
However, it should be noted that you need very firm tofu for crispy tofu steaks. Otherwise, the steaks will not stay in shape and won’t be crispy.
That’s why the most critical thing before cooking tofu is to drain it. You can use a tofu press for easier and faster draining. If you are not sure which one would suit your needs the best, tofu press manufacturers can help you choose.Tofu is an extremely versatile plant-based protein. Here are some tasty and surprising ways to cook with tofu that can satisfy any craving! Click To Tweet
Perfect for sandwiches
Cut the drained tofu into thin slices and marinate for 2-8 hours. Tofu has minimal flavor itself, and the longer you marinate it, the more intense the taste of tofu will have.
Then fry until the tofu gets evenly browned. After that, assemble the sandwich using toasted bread, vegan margarine, or mayonnaise, and any vegetables you like.
It is highly recommended to use lettuce, avocados, tomatoes, slices of cucumber, and spinach. By the way, hot sandwiches are worth trying as well. Bon appétit!
Tofu is often used in salads
This is one of the most common uses for tofu. You can prepare tofu for salads using the tips above – marinating tofu and baking, or you can use it raw.
However, before enjoying raw tofu, you have to drain it as well.
Try to use tofu in classic salad recipes or the salads that you like the most. You’ll be surprised that the well-known taste of salads can be even richer than you could ever think.
It can be used for fillings
That is a great option when cooking stews and dumplings. It can also be used as a filling for tacos, burritos, or vegetable lasagna.
This time instead of chopping tofu after draining, use your hands to crumble it. Then put the crumbled tofu in a wok and keep stir-frying until it gets evenly brown and crispy.
You will be surprised that it tastes very similar to pork! Therefore, you can use the tofu prepared in this way as a substitute for minced meat.
Tofu in desserts
Tofu can be a substitute not only for meat but also for eggs, butter, and cream cheese. Therefore, using properly prepared tofu, you can make various desserts: pies, cakes, cookies, puddings, and even ice-cream.
If you’re expecting guests and don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, you can prepare chocolate banana tofu pudding or vegan cheesecake with pumpkin. Those who will taste these desserts will be definitely impressed!
Are you a fan of tofu?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.