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Tofu marinades without onion or garlic  


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February 17, 2020 2:33 am  

What's the best marinade for tofu? I'm fed up of soy sauce, ginger, maple syrup and chilli combo but can't have garlic or onion. I usually marinade then coat in cornflour before shallow frying. Baking didn't give a good texture in comparison.

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February 17, 2020 4:09 pm  

What tastes do you like?

How are you preparing the tofu beforehand? Do you freeze and thaw it before marinating and cooking it? If not, you're missing an incredible texture to work with.

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February 17, 2020 7:27 pm  

Freezing it really does change the texture, more chewy? nice.

 But even a very firm tofu ( I like the high protein one from Trader Joes) really benefits from some spice. I make a coating of olive oil, middle eastern spices ( cumin, pepper, Ras al Hanout, etc) ,and after crumbling or cubing it, mix it all together. Let it sit for a few hours if possible ( in fridge). Then I bake it on non stick foil pan very hot around 425 with convection if you have it. for about 30 minutes. Stir it occasionally. Don't crowd the tofu. You can do chick peas the same way, and vegetables too. Serve it all on some kind of grain ( I like ferro or some other wheat like one). Top with avocado if you have one and feta cheese if you do dairy.  Or just serve it over a salad, always nice. ( you can tell we eat a lot of tofu).

Middle eastern Buddha bowl. easy to add and subtract to your tastes. I use tomato paste sometimes in the mix. Indian flavors are great too...

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