How to Press Tofu (For Marinades or Frying)
35 mins (prep 35)
1 ingredients
8 servings
I use organic soy in my diet sometimes and on occasion I coat it with flour and saute it or sometimes I like to barbecue it on the grill. Whenever I do that, I find that pressing it first really helps. I always like to marinade the brick of tofu before I grill it. If it is watery inside the tofu block, the bbq. sauce wouldn't taste right. You want the flavour to be bold, not washed out. In the ingredients I used two blocks of tofu because you can't use just one ingredient as Recipezaar won't accept it. I also attached a photo of how I press my tofu. Believe me it does make a difference to your recipe whether you coat the tofu and fry it or make it in a casserole or bbq. it as I have here. I used extra firm tofu as it holds up well to being grilled. You can use whatever marinade you want. Just remember the tofu will aborb what ever flavours you introduce into it. I am going to use bbq. sauce as a marinade and then brush it on while its grilling. You can half this recipe or increase the amount you use depending on how many people you're feeding. I don't know if this method will work for tofu that has been previously frozen, I've always used fresh.

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


Serving Size (99.22 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 75.41 Calories from Fat 42.66
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.74g 58.37%
Saturated Fat 0.69g 27.43%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 6.95mg 2.32%
Total Carbohydrate 1.87g 4.97%
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g 9.53%
Sugars 0.0 %
Protein 8.02g 128.28%
Vitamin A 84.34IU% Vitamin C 0.1mg%
Calcium 347.29mg% Iron 5.32mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4