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Old 08-14-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I didn't know you could eat it 'raw'.
You can't eat tofu raw.

It's already cooked.

The soy milk, which is extracted from the ground beans, is cooked before it's curdled and pressed.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ - The mountains are free here.
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You can't eat tofu raw.

It's already cooked.

The soy milk, which is extracted from the ground beans, is cooked before it's curdled and pressed.

Ooooh. I see.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:05 PM
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Ooooh. I see.
Tofu (generally written as dofu or bean curd (as posted) in Chinese menu), is the Asian culture's version of cheese. With cheese you take milk and separate to curds and whey and you use the curds and rennet to make hard cheese. With tofu, you separate the soybean "curds" and "whey" and mix the "whey" with salt that forms tofu blocks. Fresh, firm pressed tofu is similar in firmness and texture as mozzarella.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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I didn't know you could eat it 'raw'.
You can eat it right out of the package, but it won't really have any taste. It picks up the flavors of the foods and seasonings cooked with it and then becomes quite tasty!
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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I just posted a delicious recipe for Tofu Spaghetti Balls in the Favorite/Recommended Recipe thread at the top of this forum. Enjoy
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I tried some years back because a friend ate a lot of it. I just couldn't go it. On a treble hook it might catch fish? I'm sure those that have adapted to find it most palatable. I do love the edible soy beans when pick green shell stage...
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:06 PM
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One thing most people don't know is that there are many kinds of tofu. Various types of "bean curd" include a very thin sheet kind of like a spring roll wrapper, although different in texture and taste.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: North Pinellas
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I had a recipe for Tofu nuggets that was absolutely delicious! It was a kid friendly replacement for chicken nuggets... It was in the vegetarian times a while back. Try googling it, its super easy and super yummy!
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: The OC to NOVA
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I also like to freeze mine when I want it super-firm.
Otherwise...
I slice tofu in 1/4 or 1/2 inch slices and place on a baking sheet. I season the heck out of it with curry powder, ginger powder, whatever smells good at the time, flip it and season the other side, put in the oven and bake for a bit.
You can use it on sandwiches, cut it up for salads...whatever you like.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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...just couldn't go it. On a treble hook it might catch fish?
LOL. You're funny, too! That's original -
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