How To Cook Tofu

Here are four delicious ways to cook tofu. This recipe will also use a base sauce or marinade that can be mixed in any way you want. The tofu recipes below can be served as snacks, appetizers, or as a main dinner dish. You can prepare tofu as baked, sautéed, fried, or scrambled. Enjoy!

Base Ingredients:

• a block of extra firm tofu

Set a baking sheet on a work surface.
Place 3-4 sheets of paper towel.
Add a block of extra firm tofu on top.
Cover it with a paper towel.
Put some weight on top of the tofu to squeeze out liquid from the tofu.
Set aside for 30 minutes.


• 8-10 oz soy sauce
• 1-2 cups rice vinegar
• some sesame oil
• 2-3 garlic cloves (minced)
• 1 small piece ginger (finely chopped)
• 2-3 tbsp nut butter
• 2-3 tbsp chili garlic paste

Prepare a sauce container.
Add 8-10 oz of soy sauce and 1-2 cups of rice vinegar.
Add some sesame oil, minced garlic, and finely chopped ginger.
Add some nut butter and chili garlic paste.
Mix well to combine.
Set aside.

1. Baked Tofu

Slice the tofu into half-inch pieces.
Cut to squares.
Place the tofu squares in a baking dish.
Pour the marinade over the tofu squares, covering them up.
Cover the dish with a cling film and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Once done, transfer the marinated tofu squares to a parchment-lined baking tray.
Place inside the oven with 400 F heat.
Bake for 35-45 minutes.
Once golden brown, remove from the oven.
Transfer to a plate.
You can eat it right away or serve it with cooked rice.

2. Sautéed Tofu

Set a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add 2 tbsp of olive oil and heat it.
Add the tofu squares into the skillet.
Sauté for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Once done, pour some amount of marinade into the skillet.
Sauté for 5-7 minutes or until marinade has reduced.
Once done, remove from the heat and transfer to a plate.
You can eat it right away or serve it with veggies.

3. Fried Tofu

Set a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add some amount of oil in the skillet to cover the bottom of the skillet.
Heat the oil.
Once heated, add tofu squares into the skillet.
Fry each side for 3-4 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
Once done, transfer the fried tofu squares into a plate covered with kitchen tissue to remove excess oil.
Transfer to a mixing bowl.
Sprinkle some salt.
Pour some amount of the marinade into the bowl.
Toss to coat the fried tofu squares.
Serve and enjoy!

4. Scrambled Tofu

Set a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add 2 tbsp of olive oil and warm it up.
Add the tofu slices to the skillet.
Stir and break the tofu slices into small crumbles using a wooden spoon or spatula.
Pour some amount of the marinade to the skillet.
Stir until well combined.
Stir and cook for 15-18 minutes.
Once done, transfer to a plate.
Serve with rice.

How To Cook Tofu
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