Dana Slatkin

How to Cook Tofu

Cooking Tofu

Tofu is made of soybeans, water, and a natural coagulating agent. It is generally packaged in water to keep it moist and fresh. Consequently, when you remove it from the package, it will be very wet. In soups, tofu should be silken, or soft, and thus needs just a brief pat using paper towels.

However, as a primary protein taking the place of fish or steak, tofu should be crisp on the outside. Here’s how to drain and cook it.


For a deliciously satisfying main course using tofu, try my Seared Tofu with Mushrooms, Pea Shoots and Balsamic Glaze.

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