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Pomegranate Chicken Salad?? I want to use Tofu



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SOOKIE
Posts: 7,608
3/3/13 1:14 P

Thanks SPkrause!

I'm just starting to experiment with Tofu, so this is great to have in my kitchen.





SPKRAUSE
Posts: 543
3/3/13 10:49 A

SP_STEPF has great tofu advice.

I like to prepare it one of a couple ways, usually marinated a little bit first (soy sauce and vinegar with some spices, usually ... whatever you like):

[1] about 1/6" to 1/4" thick, either squares, rectangles, or triangles, in a skillet with just a coating of oil, sauted / pan-fried until golden on each side.

[2] cut as above, dried, and dredged very lightly in a coating of flour, baking powder, cornmeal, and spices (paprika, cumin, salt, pepper ...), shaken off, sprayed with a little PAM or similar, and baked in the oven @350F until crunchy golden brown on each side, about 45 minutes total.

For more of a 'meaty' texture drain your tofu and wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze it for a while. Thaw and drain. The result is chewier. I always use 'extra firm'.



STEPFANIER
Posts: 841
2/28/13 8:37 A

Anytime! (And thanks for pre-ordering the book!)



SOOKIE
Posts: 7,608
2/28/13 8:33 A

Thank you!!



STEPFANIER
Posts: 841
2/28/13 8:24 A

Hi, SOOKIE. You can swap in grilled, baked or broiled tofu. Try this recipe for easy grilled tofu recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=2093764

Or bake firm tofu slices coated with your favorite marinade for 20 minutes at 425, then flip and bake for another 10-15 minutes. I save time and bake several blocks at a time. :)



SOOKIE
Posts: 7,608
2/28/13 5:56 A



LILLIPUTIANNA
Posts: 1,036
2/27/13 11:29 P

Hmmmmm...the link isn't working for some reason.



SOOKIE
Posts: 7,608
2/27/13 3:04 P

Chef Megs recipet calls for chicken. I am currently not eat meat, I would like to sub Tofu for the chicken, but not sure how to prepare the tofu.

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
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ideas? suggestions?



 
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