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Tofu Tips

TOFU TIPS

By Akasha Richmond,
Health Food Chef to the Stars &
Author of The Art of Tofu

“CUTLETS” AND “UN-CHICKEN CHUNKS”

Freeze Mori-Nu® Silken Tofu Firm, Extra Firm, or Lite Firm for at least 48 hours to get a texture similar to that of a light fish filet. Freeze it for several days for a chicken-like texture. Now you can grill, bake, and even barbecue Mori-Nu Silken Tofu.

FREEZING DIRECTIONS

For best results, slices and cubes should be at least 1/4-inch thick. The longer you freeze the tofu, the better the results are likely to be. Slice or cube Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Firm, Extra Firm, or Lite Firm. Wrap each slice or cube in plastic and freeze for at least 48 hours. Thaw 1) in the microwave at high for 2-3 minutes OR at 40 % power for about 4 minutes, or 2) at room temperature for one hour, or 3) overnight in the refrigerator. Drain and pat dry.

Blending

One package Mori-Nu Silken Tofu makes 1.5 cups of puréed tofu. Purée or blend tofu in a food processor or blender. Use for salad dressings, sauces, and soups.

BAKING

When recipe calls for yogurt, sour cream, or eggs*, use puréed tofu. When recipes call for buttermilk, soymilk, or dairy milk, use the “Mori-Nu Baking Blend” (below) instead of straight puréed tofu for best results. To replace liquid ingredients, use the same amount of puréed tofu or “Baking Blend.”

*5 Tbsp of puréed tofu equal one egg

MORI-NU BAKING BLEND

1 package Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Extra Firm
1 cup water
2 Tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar

Blend well. Refrigerate in a covered container. Keeps for one week. (1 cup baking blend is equal to 1 cup of liquid ingredients.)

MORE WAYS TO USE TOFU

Use puréed Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Firm to replace some liquid, egg, or dairy ingredients:

in homemade or packaged biscuit dough
puréed with vegetables or fruits for baby food

Like buttermilk (use “Baking Blend”) for muffin, pancake, or waffle batters. Use instead of:

  • eggs or milk in bread dough
  • eggs in cookie dough
  • yogurt in fruit shakes or smoothies
  • milk in packaged pudding mixes
  • cream in puréed soups
  • stock in gravy
  • cream in sauces
  • oil or sour cream in salad dressings
  • egg yolks in soufflés
  • mayonnaise or sour cream in dips and spreads
  • milk in mashed potatoes

Mash Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Extra Firm and use to make:

  • dairy-free ravioli filling
  • dairy-free blintz filling
  • egg salad
  • scrambled tofu “eggs”
  • sandwich spreads for kids’ lunches

Or use to replace:

  • eggs in quiche
  • ricotta cheese in lasagna
  • cottage cheese in casseroles
  • ground meat in stuffings
  • feta cheese and eggs in spinach pie
  • beans in hummus

If you freeze and thaw cubes of Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Extra Firm, use instead of:


  • beef in stews
  • lamb in curries
  • chicken in Thai curry
  • shrimp in stir-fry dishes
  • chicken in Chinese chicken salad
  • seafood in pasta dishes
  • pork in fried rice
  • beef in tacos, burritos, or enchiladas
  • ground meat in stuffed peppers
  • beef in stroganoff
  • chicken in gumbo
  • ground turkey or beef in chili
  • lobster in Newberg