tofu !!!!!

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  1. sukie sue

    sukie sue this is My time to shine!

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    Mmmmmmmmmm:gimi:
    loved it !!!!
    never expected to like it , let alone luuurve it :D
    marinated in low salt soy sauce, garlic and ginger over night and then pressed it between paper towels to dry it out a bit (thanks b.l !!) it was gorgeous dry fried and added in a stir fry with prawns ( the prawns were in case i hated the tofu !!! (a comfort blanket :eek:)
    but have a portion of the stir fry left for tomorrow so happy happy joy joy :D:D

    does anyone have other tips on cooking / marinading it ?
     
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  3. Slimseaa

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    Hi SS, marinade it with Balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, green chillies, tumeric power, then grill it, sooooooo lovely
     
  4. sukie sue

    sukie sue this is My time to shine!

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    oooo thanks hunnie sounds yum xxx will give that a go .love chillis
     
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    hi there
    so glad you liked it!
    i use the silken stuff whizzed up with berries for dessert - yummy!
    daisy x
     
  6. sukie sue

    sukie sue this is My time to shine!

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    ooo ill have to try to find some of that , thanks x
     
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    Never tried it ....hmmm will definitely add to my next shopping list will be good to try something different!

    x
     
  8. sukie sue

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    i really recomend it ,i widened my palette when i completed abstinence and rtm a few yrs ago but this time im pushing in new things even more xxloving it!!
     
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    SS we get some amazing smoked tofu and basil flavoured tofu, both are really good. We did a fab dish tonight on the event for vegans, a little tower - well it was square but you get the idea, which was made of puy lentil, celery, carrot, cumin, garlic, a little corriander and a tiny bit of boiled potato. Topped that with the griddled smoked tofu, and a side salad of watercress, with a little more chopped tofu, spring onion, lime zest, parsley and a fresh date very thinly sliced. Drizzled this with lime vinaigrette. - Awesome, the vegans loved it. You could also do a similar thing with the basil tofu in place of mozzarella in a fresh tomato tricolor salad, with beef toms, the tofu, fresh basil, and thinly sliced red onion, drizzle with balsamic, sprinkle with a little maldon salt and cracked black pepper. This can also be stacked and done hot, you can also add layers of grilled aubregine and courgette. Should work well.

    Let me know guys if you need any more recipes :)

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    wow! im not veggie or anything but will defo be trying these , thanks so much jez xxx do you buy the tofu smaked or is it something i would have to do ?
     
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    you can buy it smoked, if you can't find that locally, you should be able to buy some smoke essence or powder and if you cant find that I will send you some.

    Jez
    xx
     
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    oooo that sounds delicious jez
    will have to try
    daisy x
     
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    Thanks guys, I have loads of recipes - lol can't wait to be on RTM myself, being a chef, I am lucky I can experiment a lot, so if you ever want any inspiration, or a few ideas, give me a shout and I will pop a few things on the board.

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  14. Blonde Logic

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    COol! Glad you like it!!

    But - you shoud squeeze the moisture out before you marinade it. DOn;t qant to be squeezing out the flavour!!

    I have a few posts here about different recipes to try.

    I an a huge proponent of Tofu. Tofu is the original SUPER food, it is about the healthiest thing you can consume, ever. It has amazing health qualities, and is low fat. Who would want more!!

    Just let your imagination run wild. You can use it in place of meat in spag-bo for example. Or lasagna. Hot, cold, savoury, sweet - the sky is the limit. :)

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    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Here's one - my life saver!

    TOFU MAYONAISE

    1 12 oz box silken Tofu (must be silken <soft> tofu as will not work with firm)
    2 tsp Sesame Oil (or Olive, or not at all)
    1/2 tsp dry mustard (or more if you like - I do)
    2 Tblsp rice or apple cider vinegar
    2 tsp Soy Sauce (I oftne omit this)
    Salt to taste

    Blend it all ina food processor. If you have an attachment with the smaller bowl I think it works better. Just whip it untill completely smooth and gorgeous.

    Use it as your imagination allows you.
     
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    Iv never had it before but by the sounds of it I'l defo have to try it :)
     
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    I had a squizz in our local health food shop, which has a great food section. Loads of different types of flavoured tofu in there, including a"pizza" flavour. Also had some pretty interesting looking tofu "meats" The bacon looked a bit offputting, but the sausages looked quite good.


    Jez
    xx
     
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