I like to take extra firm tofu and divide it into section for the actual serving size listed on the package. That way I can track my food.
I then place the 5 sections from the box into a pyrex bowl that has a lid. I pour Balsamic Vinaigrette over the tofu to marinate in the refrigerator until I am ready to cook it. I use Maple Grove Farms of Vermont brand vinaigrette. 2 T is 15 calories and no fat.
This morning I took out my serving of tofu and cut it into cubes. I heated my iron skillet that was sprayed with vegetable spray. Then I cooked the tofu until it was brown and crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle. I like it.
I will look for a low calorie bar b q sauce and try it sometime too.
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Fitness Minutes: (1,667) Posts: 8 5/17/11 2:02 A
A general trick to tofu is actually FREEZE it first. When you freeze it and then thaw it out again, it changes its texture so dramatically.... from squishy to more meat-like. After squeezing the water out (which is now easier to do since it was frozen), you can prepare it in whatever method works best for you.
Below is a recipe that I found and followed. It was amazing!
I just made a delicious baked tofu and kale loaf recipe that I got from sparkrecipes...my 2 year old and I absolutely loved it and then I sauted the leftovers in veggie stock with some mushrooms and spinach and we loved that too! Good luck, tofu can be delicious!
Fitness Minutes: (3,765) Posts: 138 3/7/11 3:35 P
Preheat the oven to 425 (yes, really. Get it that hot) Add a few cloves of minced garlic, a bit of oil and soy sauce. Chop up some extra firm tofu and bake it for 25 minutes (or longer, if need be.) Sometimes I'll throw in cayenne or curry for an extra kick.
The tofu should come out with a good texture, with no pressing involved.
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Fitness Minutes: (2,093) Posts: 66 12/17/10 6:20 P
Ok so I decided that I would eat some tofu, but I don't know what I want to do with it. It is a package of extra firm and I thought cooking it up spicy and maybe in a sandwich would be fantastic. Do you all have any suggestions?
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