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6/24/19 10:02 P

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I use a five pound weight!

I have heard that some drain and press before freezing, but I haven't tried it.

I've also seen a recipe where it gets frozen twice!

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6/24/19 9:58 P

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When I use tofu for meat replacement, I freeze it in the package. After that, I let it thaw completely, then I rinse it and press as much water out as possible. I have a tofu press but before that, I just wrapped it in a clean dish towel between two plates and sat weight on top, usually a pot, pan or several cookbooks. Sometimes I have to change the towel out.

Then follow your recipe, if it calls to marinate, or bake, fry, etc. Good luck!

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6/23/19 7:04 P

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This is advice I wish someone gave me before I made tofu for the first time...
Press it!! You don’t need a special press to do it. Paper towels and a cutting board will do. Just layer paper towels on a cutting board, place your block of tofu on it, more paper towels, and then a plate or another cutting board on top. Weigh it down with something heavy like a cast iron skillet. This squeezes out all the excess water. You may have to squeeze out the paper towels. Give it at least 30-1 hour.
The first time I ate tofu, I gagged. It was like a soggy sponge. But pressing it was a game changer! I love it now, and eat tofu once or twice a week. Good luck!!



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If you like chewy things, you can freeze tofu and then thaw it before you use it. It makes the texture chewier.

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6/22/19 4:48 P

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Yay, you!

We have a "Recipes" forum that has tons of threads in it. It's a great place to browse for ideas. Here's a thread specifically about tofu:

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Please share your experience. Look forward to how it turns out. I think I have to make tofu now, too. :)

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6/22/19 1:20 P

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I am a new/transitioning vegan. Today I bought my first package of tofu (extra firm). I plan to make a teriyaki baked tofu. Any tofu advice for me?

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