I have tried many ways cooking tofu, the challenge is getting the texture right. I like it to have a chewy outside and tender inside. But most importantly it has to taste good!!!!!
There are many ways to achieve this, but the challenge is not to use a ton of oil. Fried tofu is awesome but it will take on 2/3 of a cup of oil per pound of tofu. So usually I use one of two methods, first is to cube the tofu and mix in a bowl with a couple of teaspoons of oil with spices, and bake at 375 for about 20 min,
or I will marinate and cook in the George Foreman grill.
Here's what it takes:
Marinade - process in the blender
- Fresh ginger
- Fresh garlic
- Soy sauce
- Oil - teaspoon
Marinate the tofu for about half an hour, then grill for about 15 minute, brush with marinade.
I usually cook two pounds of tofu so there is left over tofu, which is awesome on salads, sandwiches, tacos, or by themselves.
Served with instant brown rice and steamed broccoli, I take a cup or so of the marinade and added a teaspoon of corn starch then heated in microwave until thickened, serve on top. This meal took about 40 minutes.