Tofu Recipes

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  1. Dec 11, 2018 #1

    madelinez

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    I'm in a similar predicament as others this Christmas. In-laws are vegetarian but one is also allergic to mushrooms. I figure that leaves tofu as the only real solution that would meet the criteria of a complete meal. Does anyone have a recipe that will let me cook something decent?

    Thai/Viet/Indian/European/American/Modern, any cuisine is fine, I just don't want to throw a few veggies on the plate and call it done.
     
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    Ochazuke

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    There are lots of options that aren’t tofu! How about eggplant? Nasu Dengaku is a great dish. It’s simple, beautiful, and very tasty!

    There’s also furofuki daikon. It’s a very elegant dish and very simple to make, but requires more skill than most people might think.
     
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    If you’re really set on tofu :)p), I really love table-made silken tofu. It can be really nice if you have a way to cook everybody’s individual portions at the table. I’ve seen this presentation get more popular over the years at “fancy” restaurants, but I still really like it mostly because I just love eating tofu that’s still warm from being made and not hot being being cooked again. It’s especially good if you compliment it similarly to hiyayakko.
     
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    Heads up though - do a couple run throughs on your own before trying table-made tofu for a Christmas dinner. You definitely wanna feel comfortable before whipping it out for a special occasion. It’s a simple dish, but also surprisingly easy to mess up. If you get it right though it’s absolutely sublime. Genuinely one of my favorite foods. Good quality soybeans are a necessity for a great flavor
     
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    My family carves a meter-tall Yeshua statue from Tofurkey, but I understand not everyone can afford such luxury.
     
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    The simple answer is buckwheet.
    With tofu - I like thai green curry
     
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    Tofu and mushrooms are not the only alternative to meat! Most vegans/vegetarians will tell you they are very sick of these two things. Chickpeas, quinoa, lentils, paneer (if they eat milk) are other better options. Check out Jamie Oliver's website for great vegan/vegetarian options.
     
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    I like using tempeh as an alternative to meat
     
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    Oh wee ohhhh....Killer Tofu!
     
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    OH-EEEEEE-OOUUUUU....KILLER TOFUUUUUU!
     
  11. Dec 17, 2018 #11

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    Mabo- dofu is a favorite at our house served with jasmine brown rice.

    Hoss
     

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