half a block of tofu

i have about half a block of tofu left over from another recipe. what should i do with it?

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HalfPint
HalfPint August 3, 2015

What kind? Regular or silken?

If you have the regular firm kind, you can crumble it and scramble with some onions, garlic, curry powder, and salt.

If it's the silken type, warm by covering with hot water for 5 mins, then drain gently, and splash some soy sauce, topping with thinly sliced green onions and bonito flakes (if you have any). Then dig in.

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James
James August 4, 2015

I did that a few weeks ago. Added a few salami pieces as well. https://plus.google.com/+JamesPaulPdotCom/posts/FtRrCTxja7q

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Garlic Fiend August 3, 2015

I like to add random leftover ingredients to soup. Miso, hot and sour, kimchee soup, etc

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Jennifer Cheng
Jennifer Cheng August 4, 2015

miso soup is a great idea! simple ingredients and deliciously healthy!

Nancy
Nancy August 3, 2015

following Half Pint lead,
for regular - wrap slices in cheesecloth, then put between sections of old newspaper under a weight. press overnight. you'll get compressed sheets which can be used in sandwiches, sautes, salads etc. and/or frozen and then used for same.
for silken - can be pureed & used as a egg replacement in baking. or in a smoothie, for extra protein conten.

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Kristen W.
Kristen W. August 3, 2015

Or simply cube and add to salad with peanut or sesame or some other Asian-inspired dressing.

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702551
702551 August 4, 2015

I would probably stir fry it with veggies or add it to fried rice.

Tofu will last several days immersed in water, no need to use it right away if it's the typical commercial stuff.

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Ali Slagle
Ali Slagle August 4, 2015

Tofu salad with rice wine vinegar or miso dressing, scallions, and bonito flakes! Throw on some sesame seeds if you really want.

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Jennifer Cheng
Jennifer Cheng August 4, 2015

if you can get your hands on thousand year-old eggs (can be found in most asian/chinese grocery stores), i would recommend a recipe such as this: http://www.foodnetwork...

we make it all the time - it's simple, healthy, and delicious. we don't usually have or use preserved mustard greens on hand and it's still delicious!

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matthewcarberry
matthewcarberry August 4, 2015

I really like making caesar salad dressing with leftover tofu. Alton Brown's recipe is the best one I've found so far. http://altonbrown.com/no-guilt-caesar-salad-and-dressing-recipe/

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Micki Balder
Micki Balder August 6, 2015

If it's silken, make vegan chocolate pudding! I am by no means a vegan, but I really enjoy it and it turns out quite rich (almost like a mousse).

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