Marinated Tofu

That salad is so symbolic

Check out the subliminal message in that photo

This is a fairly simple and standard way to marinate tofu. When done it can be sauteed, fried, baked or served cold. There are any number of different spices and flavors that can be used when flavoring tofu, just make sure to use firm tofu. Do not let the tofu sit in the marinade longer than 12 hours or it will adversely affect the flavor.

I sauteed the finished tofu in butter until seared, then sliced it and served it on a salad of bean sprouts, oranges and avocado.

Marinated Tofu

  • 14 oz firm tofu
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes

Wrap tofu in cheesecloth and place in a pie dish. Place a second pie dish on top with about 5 lbs of weight in it. Place pans in refrigerator and press water from tofu for 24 hours. Mix everything together  except tofu in a nonreactive sealable container. Place tofu in liquid and marinate about four hours, flipping tofu once halfway. Remove tofu from liquid and use or store for up to a week in the fridge.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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2 Responses to Marinated Tofu

  1. Eva Taylor says:

    What’s the message? I like marinated tofu, so simple and so flavourful. Have a great weekend.

  2. The marinate sounds like a good way to add more flavor. Cheers!

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