Marinated Tofu for Meat-Eaters Who Hate Tofu

Recipe by Pfil8901
READY IN: 1hr 15mins


  • 1
    (14 ounce) package extra firm tofu
  • 1
    cup marinade (I like a spicy peanut satay sauce)
  • 12
    cup flour (to dust)
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon oil


  • Place the tofu (still in its packaging) into the freezer for at least 24 hours. Keeping it in there longer doesn't hurt it.
  • Remove the tofu from the freezer and defrost by bringing a pot of water to a boil and placing the frozen block of tofu (still in its packaging) in the pot for 10 minutes or until defrosted.
  • Remove the tofu from the packaging (finally!) and cut the block laterally in half so you have two block-sized slabs that are half the width.
  • Slice each slab lengthwise into three and place on a clean dish towel or paper towels. Cover the six pieces with another dish towel and place a cutting board or baking tray or other flat object on top. Place heavy cans or books onto the board and let sit for 15-30 minutes.
  • Cut the tofu lengths into cubes and place into marinade for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the marinade and dust the tofu cubes with flour.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Shallow fry the cubes until all sides are golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot with rice or couscous and a puddle of the marinade as a dipping sauce.