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Drunken Tofu with Chicken

Drunken Tofu with Chicken


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Ingredients
  1. 1 12-14 oz. brick Tofu pressed (preferably use previously frozen and thawed Tofu)*
  2. 2-3 pieces Chicken
  3. 1 ½ cups chopped Celery
  4. 1 cup chopped Carrot
  5. 1 cup chopped Vidalia Onion
  6. ¼ cup ChefXpress Veggie Broth Seasoning (May substitute flour)
  7. 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  8. ¼ cup loosely packed Thyme sprigs (remove any thick stems)
  9. ¼ cup loosely packed Rosemary leaves
  10. ¼ cup loosely packed Sage leaves
  11. 2 tablespoons minced Garlic
  12. 4 cups dry Red Wine
  13. ¾ cup Raisins
  14. 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  15. ½ cup sliced Almonds for finishing
  16. Italian Bread or Pita Bread Slices
Equipment
  1. TofuXpress Gourmet Food Press
  2. Large Mixing Bowls
  3. Large Deep Frying Pan
Preparation
  1. Press Tofu in TofuXpr...
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Lemony Dill Tofu Wrap

Lemony Dill Tofu Wrap


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Ingredients
  1. 1 14 oz. Brick Firm Tofu, Preferably House Foods Organic
  2. ½ cup chopped Vidalia Onion
  3. 2 Avocados, Sliced, then diced into inch cubes
  4. 2 cups shredded Iceberg Lettuce
  5. 1 cup chopped Tomatoes, seeds removed
  6. 2 Tablespoons ChefXpress Lemony Dill Zip
  7. 4 Tablespoons Water
  8. 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  9. 1 Tablespoon Champagne Vinegar
  10. ¼ cup Nasoya NayoWhipped Sandwich Spread or Mayonnaise
  11. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce (may be found Vegan), or Steak Sauce
  12. 4-6 large Soft Tortilla Wraps, Sundried Tomato
  13. pinch of Sea Salt
  14. Tooth Picks for holding Tortillas in place
Preparation
  1. Press Tofu in TofuXpress for 2 hours; Remove from TofuXpress and slice lengthwise into ½ inch thick slices.
  2. In ...
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“Red White &” Blueberry Tofu Cutlets

“Red White &” Blueberry Tofu Cutlets


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Ingredients
  1. 1 12 or 14 oz. brick Firm or Extra Firm Tofu (prefer House Foods brand)
  2. 2 ½ cups Blueberries (reserve ½ cup Blueberries for finishing)
  3. ¼ cup Honey
  4. ¼ cup Red Wine
  5. 3-4 tablespoons Veggie Broth Seasoning (ChefXpress brand)
  6. 2-3 tablespoons Butter or vegan Butter
  7. Food Processor
  8. TofuXpress unit
  9. Deep skillet
Instructions
  1. Press 1 brick Tofu in TofuXpress Unit for 1 hour. Remove Tofu from TofuXpress and slice lengthwise and then half each slice to form 4 cutlets. Sprinkle Veggie Broth Seasoning onto all sides of the Tofu cutlets and let rest. The seasoning will help form a “flavor skin”.
  2. In a food processor, combine 2 cups Blueberries and Honey...
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How to Press Tofu

Do I Really Need to Press my Tofu?

First, let’s start with what it mean to press tofu. When you press tofu you are compressing the soy curds that make up this lean protein, causing excess water to be released.  

There are several reasons why you may want to press your tofu:

  • Pressed tofu has a texture that many people prefer. Because pressed tofu is made by compression, the resulting tofu is more dense, less spongy, and has a “meat-ier” texture.
  • Pressed tofu absorbs more flavor. Press the water our to let the flavor in.  Tofu acts like a sponge, and like a wet sponge, if it is too full of water it won’t absorb anything- including flavor. Pressing tofu removes extra water and allows tofu to soak up flavors and marinades substantially better.Try these marinated tofu recipes:
    Grilled...
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