Don’t knock it ’til you try it! I love tofu. I really do. It’s best when someone at a Chinese restaurant who knows how to cook it, makes it for me. But there are a couple of “go-to” recipes that I make at home.
Since tofu really has no flavor, it takes on the flavor of whatever you’re cooking it in. For instance, one of my favorite things to do is marinate slices or cubes of extra-firm tofu in different sauces. It could be bbq, buffalo, or a great curry. I let it sit in the sauce for several hours before cooking it in a little extra-virgin olive oil. Throw in some veggies and brown rice, and you have a pretty healthy dinner!
My other favorite thing to make is scrambled tofu. I start by cooking some mushrooms, onions and green peppers in some olive oil. You could throw in whatever makes you happy. I use soft tofu and scramble it in the pan, much like eggs. I like to add some nutritional yeast to add a little cheesy, nutty flavor. It also seems to thicken it up a bit. Garlic powder and pepper are good. Throw in spices you love. I’ve heard of people using cumin and turmeric, but I’ve never tried that.
I found a great website with lots of tofu recipes. If you have a good one, please share it with me!