Authors: myrecipes.com DinnerTonight
Looks yummy! HERE'S A TIP FOR PREPARING AND COOKING TOFU: When Tofu is vacuumed packaged It becomes dehydrated and will fail to absorb much of the flavouring while cooking if not re-hydrated. Tofu Preparation: 1. Unwrap the tofu and place in a bowl of water for 30 minutes to re-hydrate. 2. I suggest breaking the Tofu over cutting, the texture is more springy when cooked. 3. Once the pieces are broken up, place the Tofu in a marinade. This could be a vegetable, chicken, beef, or mushroom stock. In this case, you can add a little extra of the Asian spices mentioned above. In a bowl, cover the Tofu in the marinade and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 2 or more hours. 4. Use the Tofu as directed in the recipe. NOTE: For a more spongy "meaty" texture, before you place the Tofu in the marinade, fry the Tofu in 1 inch of hot oil until the Tofu is very lightly browned. Drain well, and transfer the Tofu to the marinade.