What tofu is best for soup?
Firm and extra-firm tofu are dense and solid and hold up well in stir-frys, soups or on the grill. Soft tofu is good for soups and making dips or spreads, where a smoother texture is desirable and the recipe calls for blending, mashing or pureeing.
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Tofu is made from dried soybeans that are soaked in water, crushed, and boiled. The mixture is separated into solid pulp (okara) and soy "milk." Salt coagulants, such as calcium and magnesium chlorides and sulfates, are added to the soy milk to separate the curds from the whey.10 Apr 2021
Simply add to hot water for three to four minutes. Excellent also in soups and stews. Enjoy them hot or cold! Try the Tofu Wiener as a snack ? heat them up and serve with mustard and fresh bread.
If you add tofu too early, it will crumble/disintegrate and the soup won't look very nice. Tofu is already cooked so you don't need to do anything with it or change anything.
Boiling Tofu An average boiling time is about 20 minutes, though letting it boil for longer won't hurt it.
Bring a pot of water large enough to completely submerge the tofu to a boil (a medium/large saucepan works best). Gently slip the frozen tofu block into the water. Return the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Continue simmering the tofu for 15 minutes, flipping once half way through.
The cook always boiled tofu for 15 minutes. Doesn't matter if she was baking, grilling, or frying it. She said she boils it then keeps it in the refrigerator til she needs it. I have yet to grill tofu but by boiling it first the texture become more firm which I really like.Jan 6, 2013
4-5 daysIf you plan to use or eat your cooked tofu in a few days, the best storage place is in the fridge. Cooked tofu will last for 4-5 days in the fridge. Just make sure to place it in a covered container and separate the sauce if there is. If you store cooked tofu with its sauce in it, it will no longer be crispy after.
A few more cooking questions 📍
Why do people wash chicken?
A study from Drexel University found that approximately 90% of people say they wash their chicken before cooking it as historically recipes did instruct people to do so. Even today many folks believe that rinsing chicken can wash away pathogenic bacteria and make the chicken safe to eat.27 Sep 2019
What temperature should Lobster be cooked to?
140-145 degreesTo ensure your lobster tail is perfectly cooked, insert a digital meat thermometer into the fattest part of the lobster tail (take caution to keep the thermometer away from the shell.) Fully cooked lobster will be 140-145 degrees internal temperature.12 Feb 2021
How can you tell if shrimp is cooked?
This is the trick: You want to keep an eye on the crevice in the back of the shrimp where the vein was removed. Stay locked onto the thickest part of the shrimp (the opposite end as the tail), and when the flesh at the base of that crevice turns from translucent to opaque, the shrimp is done. It's cooked through.9 May 2018
Why do microwaves catch on fire?
Overheated food or packaging is the main culprit According to Bob Schiffmann, a 50-year veteran of the microwave industry and president of the International Microwave Power Institute,1 microwave fires usually start for the same reason that oven or stovetop or grill fires do: "It's simply due to [the food] overheating."20 May 2020