How to Press Tofu (For Marinades or Frying)

READY IN: 35mins


  • 1
    (14 ounce) package tofu (organic)
  • 1
    (14 ounce) package tofu (organic)


  • Remove your tofu from its package and drain. Set the tofu on a flat cookie sheet. Please use Organic Tofu if you can find it. I don't use the regular kind because I do not want GMO in my meals.
  • Put a piece of wood or ceramic tile covered in tin foil on top of the tofu. Then use a heavy object to sit on top of the wood or tile. Whatever you use should be flat and fairly heavy.
  • Let the tofu press for at least 20 minutes on one side.
  • Flip the tofu and press an additional 15 minutes.
  • You should get a fair amount of liquid out of the tofu. I got slightly over 1/2 cup out of the two blocks of tofu I pressed.
  • Once this is done you can slice the tofu and marinade it or leave it whole. I am going to cut it in 4 equal pieces and poke holes in it with a wooden skewer so the marinade goes into the middle of the tofu as well.
  • You can marinade the tofu for several hours or over night. I wouldn't leave it any less then 3 hours. The longer the better!