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jasmine Apr 25, 2007 08:31 AM

how do you prepare this? I picked it up by mistake - I usually by and make firm tofu. Thanks.

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    kcchan Apr 25, 2007 12:51 PM

    Alton Brown has a great recipe for chocolate mousse pie with silken tofu. MMMMM!!! So good...

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      laurendlewis Apr 25, 2007 12:37 PM

      Speaking of tofu, do stores still carry the tofu that is in little rectangular pouches (kind of like chicken broth) that doesn't need to be refrigerated? I used to get them all the time but have only run across the refrigerated kind that sits in water lately...

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        mlgb Apr 25, 2007 12:45 PM

        Yes, it's around in the tetrapaks but oddly enough they often sell it in the refrigerated section with the other tofus. The brand I see is Mori-Nu.

        You can order it direct from them, apparently.

        http://www.morinu.com/store/

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          laurendlewis Apr 25, 2007 12:54 PM

          Great!! Thanks.
          Any thoughts on how long such a product would last in my pantry?

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            laurendlewis Apr 25, 2007 12:55 PM

            I answered my own question at the Mori-Nu web site. One year.

      2. sweetie Apr 25, 2007 12:16 PM

        I have never tried it but....there is a recipe on food network Canada for chocolate mousse made with silken tofu. They showed people eating on the TV show. The tasters said that it tased like chocolate pudding.

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          laurendlewis Apr 25, 2007 12:31 PM

          Yes!!!! This is the only way I make choc mousse. People can never tell.
          Melted chocolate, silken tofu, vanilla, orange liquer or extract. Delicious but rich!

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            MMRuth Apr 25, 2007 12:34 PM

            Any eggs? Do you just whizz it all together in the mixer?

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              laurendlewis Apr 25, 2007 12:35 PM

              Nope, no eggs - that's the beauty of it!

              Melt the chocolate (microwave or double-boiler) then dump in a blender with everything else and blend. Chill for a little while.

              If you add a bit less tofu, it makes a firmer mousse.

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            daguttgrl79 Apr 25, 2007 12:34 PM

            I love this silken tofu for many things including smoothies, in egg salads, but especially for dips!!!! Here is a great recipe:

            Avocado Dip

            Ingredients:
            2 avocadoes
            150 g silken tofu
            ½ cup light sour cream
            1 lemon, juice only
            1 teaspoon sweet chilli sauce
            2 tomatoes, diced
            1 red onion, diced
            1 clove garlic, crushed

            Instructions:
            Place avocado, tofu, sour cream, lemon
            juice and chilli sauce in a blender. Blend
            until smooth.
            Add tomatoes, onion and garlic, pulse
            until combined but not pureed.
            Serve with fresh vegetables.

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            mlgb Apr 25, 2007 09:53 AM

            Or use in smoothies.

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              MMRuth Apr 25, 2007 12:20 PM

              A (healthy) friend of mine taught me to make smoothies with silken tofu, unsweetened soy milk, some coffee, a couple of ice cubes and Splenda - surprisingly tasty. I like to add a little vanilla as well.

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              kobetobiko Apr 25, 2007 08:58 AM

              You can use it for Korean Kimchee Stew, or Chinese Mapo Tofu. You can also steam it with black bean sauce.

              It can also be used for soup. Just cut it into small cubes and add them into miso soup, egg drop soup, whatever you like~

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                Foodrat Apr 25, 2007 09:52 AM

                A BIG second for the mapo tofu! *drool*

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                  singleguychef Apr 25, 2007 11:43 AM

                  yes, mapo tofu or soup were going to be my recommendations. For soup, I make a really easy soup that uses chicken broth, frozen mixed vegetables, chopped tomato and cubed silken tofu. Then create an egg flower with a drizzle of scrambled egg into the hot broth. It's really simple and fast and the silken tofu will taste so good warm. I call the soup Rainbow Tofu soup because of all the different colors.

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