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Old 08-03-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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I need a truly outstanding tofu recipe.

We've got a rather bizarre conceptual episode coming up in the next few months, and I've been poking about online trying to locate a really good tofu recipe that doesn't come off like cheeky Americanized Chinese food.

Ideally, I need it to be something involved enough to where I can make 13-15 minutes out of the preparation, but not so precise as to be daunting to the amateur cook.

Anyone have ideas?

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Old 08-03-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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here is a truely outstanding tofu recipe..
Tofu Pot Pie - 269037 - Recipezaar

tofu pot pie...

but may not meet your other requirements...is labor intensive and rich..you need to be able to make a decent pie crust..
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:38 PM   #3
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Here's some ideas:

Tofu Marsala:



Indian Fried Tofu:



Scrambled Tofu:



Or, if you want to browse, here's a link to all my tofu recipes from my blog. Including a couple Asian stir fries ;)
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:51 PM   #4
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vyapti - they all look killer - especially the Indian Fried Tofu, but what is "Earth Balance"?
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:54 PM   #5
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My favorite tofu recipe is "Tofu Soup" especially Korean style~~ Once, my Korean friend taucht me to cook. It's easy, but you have to have Korean hot sauce or powder!
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:01 PM   #6
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vyapti - they all look killer - especially the Indian Fried Tofu, but what is "Earth Balance"?
Earth Balance is just a brand of margarine. I use it because it is devoid of any animal products, but any margarine or butter will do just fine.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:25 PM   #7
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here is a truely outstanding tofu recipe..
Tofu Pot Pie - 269037 - Recipezaar

tofu pot pie...

but may not meet your other requirements...is labor intensive and rich..you need to be able to make a decent pie crust..
Looks excellent, and I may have to try that sometime just for my own evil purposes.

For the show, I think I'm pretty much set on vyapti's Indian fried tofu - it's a good involved dish, and has bonus ethnic roots (which, if you've ever watched the show, we LOVE some ethnic humor... )
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:30 PM   #8
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Try these:

What to do with tofu?

What to do with tofu?

eG Forums -> Asian Tofu Dishes--Cook-off 47
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:31 PM   #9
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I just had lunch at my local Thai restaurant a few minutes ago, and I had Pahd Chashew & Vegetables, which includes a choice of Chicken, Beef, Pork or Tofu. I had the Tofu just for something different, and it was OUTSTANDING! It appeared to be lightly grilled, making it firm on the outside but still tender on the inside, and was mixed in with the grilled vegetables and sauce. Without knowing exactly how they cooked it, I would say that it served very well as a meat substitute in taste and even a little in external texture.
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That sounds like deep fried tofu, which turns yellowish in color with a chewy outside and spongy inside. It is truly a delicious thing.
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