Tofu Recipes

Discover flavourful, easy and delicious tofu recipes with the help of HelloFresh.

All About Tofu

What are the Benefits of Eating Tofu?

Tofu, also known as bean curd, offers lots of benefits. It is a nourishing food that provides essential nutrients such as protein, iron, calcium, manganese, selenium, and phosphorus. Tofu is an excellent source of high-quality plant-based protein, containing all nine essential amino acids, making it the perfect option for those following a vegan or vegetarian diet. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, making it a heart-healthy choice. Not only this, but tofu is also rich in phytonutrients like isoflavones, which have antioxidant properties and potential health benefits. For those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies, tofu is a suitable alternative, as it is both lactose-free and dairy-free. In addition to this, tofu's low calorie content and satiety-inducing properties can be helpful for those wanting to follow a low calorie meal plan. Enjoying tofu as part of a balanced diet has never been easier thanks to our selection of delicious tofu recipes.
How to Marinate Your Tofu For Delicious Tofu Recipes
Marinating tofu can add flavour and depth to every meal. Here are some simple and easy ways to marinate tofu that you can try out yourself at home:
  • Basic Marinade: Combine soy sauce, minced garlic, and a touch of honey or maple syrup for sweetness. Add a dash of sesame oil and some grated ginger for extra flavour. Place the tofu in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, flipping the tofu halfway through.
  • Teriyaki Marinade: Mix together soy sauce, mirin (rice wine), brown sugar, and minced garlic. Marinate the tofu in the teriyaki sauce for at least 30 minutes, or longer for more flavour.
  • BBQ Marinade: Create a BBQ-style marinade with ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, and a hint of smoked paprika. Marinate the tofu for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for a smokier taste.
  • Lemon-Herb Marinade: Combine lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, and your choice of fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or basil. Marinate the tofu for about 30 minutes to infuse it with a fresh, zesty flavour.
  • Asian-inspired Marinade: Mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, grated ginger, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Let the tofu marinate for at least 30 minutes for an Asian-inspired taste.
  • Italian Marinade: Create an Italian-style marinade with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, and minced garlic. Marinate the tofu for 30 minutes to an hour, allowing the flavours to meld.
  • Mustard Marinade: Whisk together Dijon mustard, olive oil, honey, and a bit of apple cider vinegar. Let the tofu marinate for at least 30 minutes, giving it a tangy kick.
Remember to press the tofu before marinating to remove excess moisture, allowing it to absorb the flavours better. You can use a tofu press or wrap the tofu block in a clean kitchen towel and place something heavy on top for about 15-30 minutes. After marinating, you can cook the tofu by grilling, baking, pan-frying, or even using it in stir-fries, salads, and other dishes. Enjoy your marinated tofu in various ways. Why not try out one of our tofu recipes in your next HelloFresh meal kit? With all of the ingredients pre-portioned and delivered straight to your door, it really couldn’t be easier!
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