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Fermented Tofu

4chowpups Mar 5, 2005 09:30 AM

On impulse the other night I purchased a jar of fermented tofu. What do I do with it???? I opened it, tasted, while the texture is fine it is very salty and cleary not to be eaten alone!!! Help!!

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    Noah Mar 5, 2005 10:30 PM

    Besides the stir-fries and the congee condiments, you can perform some neat vegetarian tricks with white fermented tofu. A cube of it mashed into soups, sauces, gravies etc provides a savory element that might otherwise be provided by salted meats or strong cheeses. (ie put it in split pea soup, baked beans, as a sub for mashed anchovies in caesar dressing) I do this sometimes even when not cooking for vegetarians, since fermented tofu is cheap and keeps forever- unlike ham hocks,camembert, etc.

    I never ever tell guests that I am doing this.

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      4chowpups Mar 5, 2005 04:23 PM

      Thanks for the replies, the greens idea and the bacon and eggplant sound yummy...called by bestfriend earlier today and she said roughly the same idea-pork and eggplant...I'll give it a whirl!

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        TFF Mar 5, 2005 02:25 PM

        I'm not sure if I thinking of the same thing but I love it with congee!

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          Cynthia Mar 5, 2005 01:14 PM

          I like to fry 1" pieces of bacon and eggplant and stir in the fermented tofu with chilies to finish.

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            Curtis Mar 5, 2005 12:18 PM

            You can also stirfry it with chinese greens such as (I lack the knowledge of the english terminology) what would generally be referred to as "dao miu" and "tung choi" in Cantonese.

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              butterfly Mar 5, 2005 09:37 AM

              I've had it as a condiment along with a hot pot (boiling broth in which you can cook noodles, meat, fish, greens, etc.).

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