How to Cook Tofu
Watch more Tofu Recipes videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/245-Tofu-Recipes Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Use these recipes for a tasty way to cook tofu. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Steam the tofu Steam the tofu. Place raw firm tofu in a steamer basket and steam it over simmering water for 10 to 12 minutes. Step 2: Simmer the tofu Add small chunks of firm tofu to soup and simmer for about 10 minutes, so the tofu takes on the taste of the soup. Step 3: Bake the tofu Press and drain raw firm tofu. Pat it dry with a paper towel and cut it into several pieces. Cover each of the pieces with paper towels and let them sit under a weight -- like a skillet or can of food -- for 30 to 60 minutes. This will extract excess moisture. Then, bake the pieces at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes. Step 4: Deep-fry the tofu Deep-fry triangles of pressed and drained firm tofu in sesame oil until the tofu is light brown and crispy. Drain the tofu again before serving. Step 5: Stir-fry the tofu Stir-fry chunks of pressed and drained firm tofu with vegetables in your favorite marinade. The tofu takes on the flavors of the marinade, and serves as a meat substitute. Tip You can use the same type of marinade to prepare tofu for stir-fry as you would use on meat. Select your favorite Thai spices or a tasty curry to get the flavor you're craving. Step 6: Broil the tofu Broil the pressed and drained tofu in an oven until the tofu is slightly brown on both sides, taking care not to burn it. Did You Know? Chinese poet Su Ping wrote an "Ode to Tofu" in 1500.