Katherine loves soft tofu, but she needs more ways to cook with it. Can you help her?
I love soft, silken tofu — but pretty much every tofu recipe I can find calls for extra firm. Do you know of any great recipes for soft tofu?
Katherine, we love the custard-like texture of soft tofu, too.
If you eat meat, try it in the classic Sichuan dish Ma Po Tofu, a spicy homestyle meal of pork, fermented beans, and silken tofu. This is the dish that first taught me to love tofu, in fact.
• Ma Po Tofu
Another spicy dish that calls for soft tofu is this Korean stew:
• Cooking Korean: Soondubu jjigae
Many people also use silken or soft tofu in baking and in smoothies as a substitute for dairy. This chocolate pudding recipe can be adapted for soft tofu:
• DIY Chocolate Pudding
• Also try this: Raspberry Chocolate Pie at Tofu for Two
And then, finally, there is the luscious dish pictured above (the same recipe, in two separate places)...
• Aromatic Silken Tofu, with ginger and rice wine.
• Tofu with mushrooms and ginger
Delicious! Those are just a few ideas, though. We're counting on the readers to offer many more suggestions! What are your favorite recipes with soft tofu?
Related: Try This! Baked Tofu
(Images: Marina Oliphant for The Age; Better Health Channel; Amazon)