Tofu has a bad and tasteless reputation to many.
However, tofu is a food you should never ignore. It has a lot of
benefits and is imperative to one’s healthy diet.
Tofu, also known as soy bean curd, is made from
curdling fresh soy milk. It has a plain and little nutty taste which
absorbs any flavor combined with it. There are three different types
of tofu available in the supermarket: the firm, the soft, and the
silken tofu. The firm tofu is the best kind for frying and grilling.
The soft tofu, on the other hand, is for pudding and scrambles, while
the silken tofu is best for purees and smoothies. Tofu is rich in
protein and high in calcium so you are assured to get plenty of
health benefits every time you eat it.
Listed below are some of the different ways you
can enjoy the tofu.
you find fried tofu rather boring, try something new. Instead of just
frying the tofu in plain oil, it is best to cut the tofu into chunks
and marinate it in soy sauce for about an hour. Fry the tofu in olive
oil and wait until the tofu becomes crispy. Top it with grated ginger
or slices of garlic. I’ve tried this recipe before and the tofu
became more tasty.
grilling tofu, cut the tofu in rectangles and marinate it into soy
sauce, sugar, chili powder, and lemon juice. Leave it for hours or
overnight. Grill the tofu on the griller and use the remaining
marinade as sauce. This recipe is healthier because there is no oil
involved in the cooking process.
tofu milkshake is easy as 1-2-3. Just combine silken tofu, ice, a
fruit of your choice, and cream or milk in a blender. Blend until the
mixture becomes smooth and pour it into glasses. You might want to
try the strawberry and tofu milkshake for a light and creamy taste.
raw salads, steamed firm tofu is best. Just place the tofu in the
steamer and wait for 8-10 minutes until the tofu is cooked. Wait
until the tofu cools off and use it as topping for your salad.
Sautéing tofu is one of the quickest ways to prepare it. Slice the
tofu into cubes and sauté it in oil. Add mixed vegetables and sauté
for another three minutes until the vegetables are half cooked. I
have served sautéed tofu and vegetables for husband and he loved it.
The next time you go to the supermarket, include
tofu in your grocery list. Try these suggestions and make soy bean
curd a part of your meal.