Tofu is made from soybeans via fermentation. A high-protein food, tofu is a common staple in many Asian cultures and most modern Western college dorms.
This is a handy guide to the most common types of tofu.
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Common ways to prep:
- For softer consistencies: [Mainly soft and silken tofus] Drain off the excess water, and use directly.
- For heavier, meatier textures: [Use firm or extra-firm tofus] Drain off the excess water, and wrap the block in paper towels. Place heavy object on top of the block so it can squeeze out the moisture faster and consistently.
Common ways to season:
- Marinate: Use a liquid base like plant-based yogurt to create the marinade and cover the tofu.
- Dry rub: Use breadcrumbs and extra salt to toss tofu in.