How often do you pull out a block of leftover tofu, only to discover that it has gone bad? We have two storage methods for you: one that will keep tofu fresh for a few days and the other for months. They'll work with both firm and silken styles of tofu.
Method 1: Refrigerator
If you're going to eat the tofu within a week, you can refrigerate it. Cover the tofu with cool – preferably filtered – water and store it in a tightly sealed container or the tub it came in covered with plastic wrap. Change the water daily to keep the tofu moist and fresh.
Method 2: Freezer
Frozen tofu can last for up to three months. Cut it into chunks and freeze on a parchment-lined tray, then transfer to an airtight freezer container or bag. Defrost in the refrigerator and squeeze out any excess liquid before cooking. It will have a sturdier, spongier texture that some chefs actually prefer to fresh tofu.
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