I hated tofu vehemently until I tried this one. Turns out I’ve been cooking tofu the wrong way all this time!
If your tofu tastes bland and spongy, then you’ve been making it wrong too! Tofu, like paneer comes packaged in liquid. So it’s basically a sponge. You’ve got to get the water out to get the flavour in.
So when you buy a pack of tofu, remember to squeeze out the sponge.
Here’s what you do:
Remove the tofu from the packaging. Discard the water. If you are using only part of the package, discard the water, take what you need, and place the remaining in an air-tight container filled with water. Change the water every couple of days. Use up the remaining within the week.
Slice up the tofu into 1 inch slices.
Place the tofu between a kitchen towel or a thick wad of paper napkins.
Place a heavy object over the wrapped up tofu to help drain the liquid. Not too heavy. You don’t want to end up with mush. Not too light. How gorgeous is this new plate I just bought!
Once fairly dry to the touch (maybe 15-30 minutes), slice as you need and use.
Start by making these amazing Sweet Chilli Tofu. You won’t regret it.