Did you know that you can freeze tofu?
When tofu is frozen, ice crystals form which create air pockets when thawed. Partly due to this, frozen tofu has various benefits:
- Longer shelf life
Tofu can be stored in your freezer for up to 5 months.
- Shorter bake time
Due to the air pockets in thawed tofu, it takes less time to bake.
- Better absorption
Thawed tofu is spongy so it more readily absorbs marinades and sauces.
- Chewy texture
After being frozen, tofu has more of a chewy texture, much more appropriate for those recipes being made to imitate meat.
Ready to make some kickass tofu? Try my tofaken recipe. If using frozen tofu, simply reduce the cooking time to 60-75 minutes, depending on your preferred level of crispness.