How to Marinate Tofu


Tofu is a very bland ingredient and it needs to be pumped up with flavors. What makes it such a handy ingredients is its ability to be so versatile for cooking methods. It can be steamed, pan-fried, deep friend, boiled, sautéed, and more. Here is a step-by-step, picture-by-picture process of infusing tofu with flavor.



  • Extra-Firm Tofu (the firmness will make it feel more like meat)
  • Your favorite Marinade

Step 1: Cut out the desired amount of tofu from the package and wrap it in a clean towel.


Step 2: Lay a heavy brick or a pot with cans in it over the tofu to help drain the excess liquid for 30-60 minutes.


Step 3: Your tofu will be very flat and ready to absorb some flavors like a sponge. Place tofu in a bowl and marinate for 20-60 minutes.


Step 4: Choose your desire of cooking. I sautéed the tofu for about 5 minutes on each side to get it golden brown.

Step 5: Eat and Enjoy!

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