This is another new way of cooking tofu which I enjoyed. This recipe is from the Weight watchers book “Cook Smart: Vegetarian” which again can be bought on Amazon. I’ve cooked a handful of recipes from this book including a broad bean dip and also a noodle pancake dish which was really interesting and something I’d never thought of making before!
Up untill now I had only eaten the tofu plain and the flavour came from the broth or sauce however this time the tofu was marinated. The marinade was made of soya sauce, lemon, ginger, garlic, cider vinegar and a splash of water then the tofu was marinated for atleast 2 hours or preferably over night (I left it for about 3 hours and the flavour was delicious).
The tofu is then grilled, which I was abit curious about because from past experiences Tofu can just fall apart. However after learning that you need to press it to firm it up I have also found that the tofu firmed up considerably after marinating! So against my expectations the tofu did indeed hold together on the skewer!
Like all the recipes in this book this is aimed at being Satifsying and low fat, although I would recommend serving these with a side dish because I was quite hungry after the recommended serving size! I love the idea of food on skewers because you can pick and choose the vegetables you add, I liked having peppers, onion and mushroom (it made a change from all the usual tofu pairings) and next time i’d definitely add some courgette! This was a really simple, super healthy lunch.
What have I learnt about Tofu?
Ok so next week I’m going to be doing my own recipe which hopefully will pull together all the things I have learnt – which is more than I ever thought! I literally thought tofu was boring and hard to work with before starting this so I’m really glad I have enjoyed cooking with it so much. From this recipe I learnt that marinating the tofu can make a big difference, the flavours of ginger and soya sauce really came through and it can add another level to the dish! I am going to experiment with marinating tofu for my recipe.