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joyfulheart's Avatar joyfulheart 05:07 PM 02-15-2011

I have half a block of organic, firm tofu and am going out of town and won't be able to use it quickly enough.  I'd hate for it to go to waste, so my question is -- can you freeze tofu??

 

Input much appreciated!



mumkimum's Avatar mumkimum 07:43 PM 02-15-2011

You can freeze it - take out of tofu water, put in a ziploc bag and freeze.

 

It does totally change the texture - to use later defrost first.  Tofu frozen like this works really well in stuff like a fajita or enchilada filling (sorta stringy-ier texture like shredded meat).  


joyfulheart's Avatar joyfulheart 04:09 PM 02-16-2011

All right then, I'll give it a try!  Thanks!


Medic2Midwife's Avatar Medic2Midwife 07:00 PM 02-28-2011

I agree, it does change the texture... but I dont bother taking it out of the water. I'm too lazy!


KatWrangler's Avatar KatWrangler 01:08 PM 04-11-2011
I just called Nasoya about an expiration date. The lady said I could freeze it. However, she said squeeze the water out, then put in a zip lock bag.
Malva's Avatar Malva 07:33 AM 04-12-2011

We buy a case of tofu each month and put the whole thing in the freezer as is. It's the kind in plastic wrap, not in a tub. I imagine if in a tup, you'd want to drain it first.

 

I've yet to find a use where fresh would be better than frozen/thawed.


earthmama369's Avatar earthmama369 11:13 AM 04-26-2011

It's totally a Frankstein experiment, but if you add blue or green food coloring to the tofu, freeze it, and then microwave it, it takes on the texture and appearance of Muppet brains. This has been a big hit on Halloween around here.


mikanmom's Avatar mikanmom 01:55 PM 04-26-2011


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Originally Posted by earthmama369 View Post

It's totally a Frankstein experiment, but if you add blue or green food coloring to the tofu, freeze it, and then microwave it, it takes on the texture and appearance of Muppet brains. This has been a big hit on Halloween around here.



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was this muppet brain recipe meant to be eaten? if so how did you season it?


mumkimum's Avatar mumkimum 09:51 AM 05-04-2011


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was this muppet brain recipe meant to be eaten? if so how did you season it?

Yes! totally curious here too.
 

 


earthmama369's Avatar earthmama369 12:40 PM 05-04-2011

DH likes to serve it on top of a bed of rice, with stir-fried veggies on the side. It's very...eye-popping. *lol*


housegal49's Avatar housegal49 04:41 PM 05-04-2011

Absolutely. Like the other ladies mentioned, it does change the texture, making it more firm and receptive to holding a marinade. Easier to slice also.
I throw the whole package in the freezer. When you need it, place in microwave for 7 minutes. If you don't use a microwave, remove from package
after purchase and place in freezer bag or wrap in plastic. When needed, unwrap and place in pot of boiling water. Remove from heat. Either way, squeeze
gently before using.
One of my favorite snacks is made from the tofu at this point. Cut into small cubes and saute in olive oil, tamari and garlic powder. Allow to brown a bit before
turning. That's it! Great high protein snack or salad topping.


nald1's Avatar nald1 05:39 PM 05-04-2011

I like it better frozen- it gives it a chewy yummy texture - I like it all ways but it's good to mix it up :)


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