Who Cooks with tofu, & How?

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Australia
February 25, 2007 5:35am CST
With Lent here, I try to not eat meat or chicken on Friday’s. Problem is I HATE fish or any Seafood, which is what I was brought up to substitute my meat free meals with. I have tried some of the store bought tofu/ meat replacement not that I am going to sing there praises, but they are better than seafood in my books… lol … I have seen Tofu at my local store, looking a lot like cream cheese have been told it is very bland but I’m afraid I am a very timid cook. Can anyone recommend any recipes that are simple (the key word... lol) & yummy that I can try???
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@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
17 Apr 07
i also love tofu.. Tofu Stroganoff SUBMITTED BY: Jerirl "This is a creamy tofu and mushroom stroganoff that our whole family likes. It's quick to make for a weeknight dinner." INGREDIENTS 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked egg noodles 2 (12 ounce) packages extra-firm tofu, drained and diced 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 onions, sliced 1 (12 ounce) container cottage cheese 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 sprig fresh dill weed, chopped 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 2 tablespoons soy sauce DIRECTIONS Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place egg noodles in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the tofu 5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Set aside. Place the onions in the skillet, and cook until tender. Mix in mushrooms, garlic, and soy sauce, and cook until heated through. In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese, sour cream, and dill. Stir into the skillet. Return tofu to skillet, and continue cooking just until heated through. Serve over the cooked noodles.
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• Australia
21 Apr 07
Thankyou for responding :)
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
Hey!;) I think tofu is the most versatile substitute for meat, as Japan have many ways in cooking and preparing it. They even made a drink/refreshment out of it, they also boil it and add on miso soups. For me, I like it deep fried, eat while it's hot and put it in a small amount of vinegar as it's dipping sauce. Tofu can can also be fired and added on some sauteed vegetables, such as mongo/bean sprouts with a dash of soy sauce, sauteed cabbage and carrots and alot of varieties of vegetables..
• Australia
28 Feb 07
Thankyou for your response, for something so boring looking, if sounds very versatile.
• United States
2 Mar 07
Tofu is bland. It goes best in a sause. You can replace gound beef with tofu, and never know the difference. Just break it up and pour it over pasta, after you put it into a white, cheese, or tomatoe sauce.
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• Philippines
26 Feb 07
There are a lot of ways on how to cook tofu, usually it can be mixed with some of your favorite bean sprouts or can also make a soup out of tofu mixed it some vegetables of your choice. But one of my favorite and is easy to cook if fried tofu. When you fry it, make sure that its golden brown, do not burn it because you will loose the real taste of it. Then for a dip, try mixing a a little amount of soy sauce and vinegar. You can also add onions if you like.
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