Originally Posted by Ali1234
I don't like tofu that is mushy in the middle at all. My favorite is the bbq tofu at whole foods.. Any ideas on how its made?
"BBQ"ed tofu is basically baked tofu that has been marinated in bbq sauce. You could try marinating your pressed and drained tofu in your favorite bbq sauce, then baking in a 350-400F oven for 30 minutes or so (turn once at the half way point).
I bake both frozen/thawed/drained tofu and "fresh" drained tofu. The freezing makes for a chewier and more "meatlike" texture. You'll have to experiment and see which you prefer.
I'm on an Asian-fusion kick and have been marinating my tofu in this recently:
Grated Fresh Ginger
Dash of Cumin
Dash of Coriander
Large Pinch of Brown Sugar
If I want a bit of kick, I'll add a pinch of Cayenne Pepper.
Marinate for an hour or so, turning one or twice. The frozen tofu seems to soak up more of the marinade.
Bake as directed above. If I want the tofu to have a crispy edge, I'll put it under the broiler for a minute or two.
I've been on a Thai green curry kick and find that tofu baked in the above marinade works really well. It's also good tossed into a vegetarian version of Bun (the Vietnamese noodle dish).
Have fun playing in the kitchen!