Tofu Recipes for You to Try- Featured in the Blackbelt Gazette

Tofu Recipes for You to Try

I’ve raved about the benefits of soy products but haven’t left you confident that you can create a delicious soy based dish. Well, here are a few of my favorite recipes:

Basic Tofu Scramble

1 tsp oil; ½ carton extra firm tofu drained, crumbled with hand; ½ tsp curry powder; ½ tsp garlic powder; ½ tsp onion powder; ½ tsp dried basil; 1/2 tsp dried parsley; 2 tsp nutritional yeast (opt); Salt and pepper. Heat cast iron skillet on medium heat, add oil, then tofu. Sauté 3 minutes, then add seasonings in order. Mix well. Remove from burner before adding nutritional yeast. Put on tortillas or bagel.

Tofu Bacon

½ carton extra-firm tofu, drained, sliced thin into strips, and patted dry. 3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce, 1 Tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar, 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast, 1 tsp canola oil, ½ - ¼ tsp liquid hickory smoke; Mix seasonings together then add to tofu. Let it marinate 15 min in fridge the skillet fry until brown on medium high heat on each side or bake on 400 degrees for 20-22 min. turning over half way through.

Golden Curried Tofu with Tomato & Cilantro

1 carton firm tofu drained, sliced, blotted with paper towels, and cubed medium size ¼ in. thick. 1 tsp curry powder, ½ tsp sugar (opt), salt and pepper to taste, 3 Tbsp oil, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 medium onion or 2 scallions thinly sliced, 1 Tbsp garlic, 1 Tbsp ginger root, 2 tsp coriander powder, 2 medium tomatoes chopped, 3 Tbsp cilantro. Mix curry powder, sugar, salt, and pepper. Use mixture to coat tofu. Heat 1 Tbsp oil on medium heat in a large nonstick skillet and cook tofu on each side till golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside. Heat 2 Tbsp oil, add cumin seeds then onion and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and ginger sauté till light brown, add coriander. Then add tofu and tomatoes. Cook 5-7 minutes. Add cilantro and serve with rice.

Deep fried Tofu

1 carton tofu, drained, sliced into triangles, 3 Tbsp cornstarch, Oil for deep frying, sweet and sour sauce. Coat tofu with cornstarch. When oil is hot, fry till golden brown.

Tip: Where this is no seasoning there isn’t much flavor so don’t slice tofu too thick

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