House Foods Tofu (firm)

My rating doesn’t matter with this review. You either like tofu, or you don’t. Perhaps you haven’t tried it and are curious. This product is labeled as firm tofu, although I found it softer than I thought it would be. I chose this brand because it was the only one in my grocery store that was gluten free.

The most important thing to know about tofu is that it needs help. You have to season it well. I marinate mine. Below are the steps I made to prepare my tofu.

My Directions
First, I cut the tofu up into small cubes. I boiled it for about 5 minutes and drained it. I placed it in a small glass bowl and poured my marinade on top. You can use a store-bought marinade or make your own.

I used VH Medium Garlic Marinade, ginger, and soya sauce. I let it marinate for about 5 minutes. It doesn’t take long for the tofu to soak up the marinade. You have to be careful that you don’t let it soak so long that it starts to fall apart.

Then in a heated skillet (temperature setting 4), with vegetable or grapeseed oil, I poured in the tofu. I pan-fried it until it was crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. You don’t have to do that, it really depends on how you like it. I am not crazy about the texture of tofu, so if I make it crispy I like it better.

Once cooked I put it aside while I finish stir frying my veggies. The photo is how my meal looked. I liked it. I did find the VH marinade to be a little too sweet, so I think next time I will just use soya sauce, garlic, and ginger.

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