Food: Don’t You Wish You Were Eating This Tofu?

Srsly. Look at this:

Picture of brown, crusted, marinated tofu.

Longtime readers of the blog (Hi, Damyanti!) know that I love tofu. Here’s how I prepare it: I get firm, extra-firm, or super-firm tofu, slice it into rectangles, and freeze it. When I want some, I take out as much as I need (usually one rectangle), wrap it in paper towels (kitchen roll, for my British-speaking friends), and let it defrost under something heavy (usually between two cutting boards or two plates with a cast-iron skillet on top).

When it’s defrosted and pressed, I tear it into chunks or cut it into cubes and marinate it. Sometimes I just use sesame oil, salt, and pepper, but this time I used vegetarian oyster sauce. I heated some olive and sesame oils in a pan and, when it was hot, tossed the tofu in cornstarch, then fried the pieces to golden brown.


You could use this to top a dish, to fold into maybe fried rice, or to just eat as itself.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Something unliked is transformed into something liked very much.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Food: Don’t You Wish You Were Eating This Tofu?

  1. Dan Antion

    February 14, 2023 at 7:50pm

    Historically, I do not love/like/tolerate tofu – but I would give those a try.

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