pressing tofu

before cooking with firm tofu, you’ll want to press it to remove the liquid. getting the water out gives cooked tofu a better consistency.

here’s a good method for pressing:

  1. put the block of tofu on a plate and put another plate on top of the tofu.
  2. place a cast iron skillet or other weight on top of the top plate to press down on the tofu.
  3. let sit for about an hour.
  4. pour off the liquid and pat dry with paper towels.

Now it’s ready to slice and marinate in soy, bbq, or other sauce. then can be stir fried, baked or grilled (foreman-type grills work great).

One Response to “pressing tofu”

  1. Mom Says:

    That reminds me of some tofu I had in a Thai dish at some restaurant that was spongy, and I didn’t like its texture–I bet they needed to first do the pressing you have suggested.

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