Tofu is extremely healthy as most people know, however, when it comes to cooking it, another question comes up: What exactly do I do with this big block of compressed soy product?
Well, there are a lot of things that you can do with tofu. You can bake it, you can saute it, you can put it in any number of dishes as a substitute for meat.
Freeze the Tofu - There are three general things you can do with the tofu at this point. You can freeze it, you can saute it, or you can bake it. Freezing tofu changes its consistency. After it thaws it is almost like ground beef, so it is perfect for things like soups, chilies, and sauces.
Bake the Tofu - To bake tofu, cut it into pieces about 1/2-inch thick and put them on a single layer on a baking pan. As I mentioned before, the great thing about tofu is that it is so absorbent. So you can use any number of different sauces--soy sauce, barbecue sauce, even salad dressing. The tofu will absorb it and become very flavorful. After you have baked the tofu for an hour at 400 degrees, it should be ready to eat. You can eat it hot as a side dish, or in salads or sandwiches.
Saute the Tofu - If you want to saute tofu, cut it into cubes and add it to hot oil in a skillet. Sautee it for a few minutes until it turns golden. When you saute tofu like this, it is delicious. You can either add it to a stir-fry or eat it alone with a dipping sauce. Now that you know some of the basics of cooking with tofu you should feel free to experiment. I am sure you will find that it is great in all kinds of recipes and with all kinds of flavors.