Try Out These Tofu Recipes

In this article, we'll take a look at recipes with tofu as their main ingredient. This versatile food is sure to open up a whole new culinary world for you.
Try Out These Tofu Recipes

Last update: 23 November, 2018

Tofu is a food of plant origin that’s made by processing soybeans. Similar to how cheese is made from cow’s milk. In addition, tofu is a great source of protein, iron, and calcium. In this article, we’ll look at a few simple recipes with tofu.

Tofu in a tomato and leek sauce

Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces of firm tofu
  • 2 leeks
  • 7 ounces of canned (natural and peeled) tomatoes
  • ½ cup of white wine
  • ½ teaspoon of curry spices
  • ½ teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • A pinch of granulated garlic
  • A pinch of sugar
  • Salt
  • Virgin olive oil
Bowl of tofu with tomato sauce

Preparation for two servings:

  1. Firstly, drain the tofu’s liquid and wrap each block in two or three paper towels.
  2. Then, put a weight on top and let it drain for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Next, cut the cubes into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Then, heat a little oil in a non-stick skillet. Cook the tofu for a few minutes on each side, until it has browned and then remove them from heat.
  5. Clean the leeks and slice them in half, and again into quarters.
  6. Then, heat a little more oil in the pan and add the leeks.
  7. Cook for a few minutes until it begins to soften and add the tomato, sugar, salt, and curry. Then, add the white wine and let the alcohol evaporate.
  8. Finally, add the tofu to the sauce and add a little vegetable broth or water if it’s very dry. Then, season with Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and the granulated garlic. Lastly, add salt and pepper to taste, cover, and cook for 10 minutes over low heat.
  9. Enjoy!

Sautéed tofu and eggplant

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces of firm tofu, drained
  • 1 eggplant
  • ½ red pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Parsley or fresh cilantro
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
Bowl of tofu with vegetables

Preparation for two servings:

  1. Firstly, drain the tofu well, and put it on a plate on several paper towels. Then, add more towels on top and some weight, for example, a gallon of milk, and let it rest for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Cut the drained tofu into bite-sized pieces. Then, wash and cut the eggplant into pieces of about the same size and remove the skin.
  3. Next, cut the pepper into smaller cubes and heat a little oil in a pan or non-stick griddle and add the tofu.
  4. Then, cook over a medium heat until golden brown; turn and cook until the tofu is well browned on all sides. Remove from heat.
  5. Add a little more oil if needed, and the black pepper. Then, stir everything around and add the eggplant.
  6. Once the vegetables start to become tender, return the tofu to the pan. Salt and pepper to taste and season with the two sauces.
  7. Finally, sauté everything for a few minutes and serve with fresh chopped parsley or cilantro.

Baked crunchy tofu with honey and soy sauce

Our last example of recipes with tofu is this delicious crunchy tofu, bathed in a sauce made of honey and soy sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 block of firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce (low-sodium if you’re watching your sodium intake)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ½ teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon of balsamic vinegar from Modena or sherry vinegar
  • 1 chopped garlic clove or ½ teaspoon of granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Black pepper
  • Parsley
  • Fresh cilantro
Recipes with tofu

Preparation for two servings:

  1. Firstly, remove the tofu from its packaging and discard the liquid.
  2. Wrap it in several layers of paper towels, then in a clean cloth, and place a weight on top. Then, let it drain for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400º F and prepare a tray or dish.
  4. Once the tofu has drained, cut it into small cubes.
  5. Place in a single layer on the tray and sprinkle the cornstarch on top using a sieve.
  6. Then, mix well so that all the tofu is covered.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Then, take them out and flip them.
  8. Lower the temperature to 350º F and continue baking for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, put all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan, heat, and stir to get a slightly thick and uniform texture.
  10. Add the baked tofu and stir to cover all the pieces with the sauce. Finally, serve with fresh chopped parsley or cilantro.

In conclusion, you can make some great recipes with tofu, which can provide you with many health benefits. We hope that you’ll enjoy these dishes as much as we do!

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