Japanese Tofu Dishes
Tofu actually has little taste or smell, so it basically serves as a conduit for other flavors. Enjoy tofu in recipes such as Udon Noodles with Bok Choy and Tofu, Sesame Tofu Stir Fry, Crispy Tofu and Vegetables, or Fried Tofu and Watercress Salad.See Popular Japanese Tofu Dishes Recipes
Tofu, with crisp, crunchy coating tops this medley of greens for a main dish vegetarian salad.
Chef Way: Takashi Yagihashi serves a pot of broth with tofu and vegetables, including kombu (a seaweed). Diners pluck out the ingredient they want and dip it in flavorings, including soy, mirin and yuzu.
Healthier Way: This dish is already super nutritious; to simplify it, use supermarket ingredients and combine everything in the pot--no dipping required.
Cooks in Asia serve hot pots communally, setting a big pot of bubbling broth on the table alongside a platter of raw ingredients (like vegetables and thinly sliced chicken) for dipping. It's a fun way for guests to feel like they have a hand in making their own meal. In his version, Ethan Stowell gives each person at the table an individual bowl of sliced mushrooms, tofu and scallions, then adds piping hot chicken broth loaded with chunks of tender cooked chicken.
Tofu, Asian vegetables and cellophane noodles are the key ingredients in this healthy version of a classic Japanese dish.
This vegetarian Asian-style appetizer is light and healthful.
Frying enhances the flavor and texture of tofu marinated in teriyaki sauce. Stir-fried sweet peppers, green onions, and pea pods complete this low-fat vegetarian meal.
Here's an easy vegetarian dinner that's loaded with fiber. Just saute black beans and tofu, season with hoisin sauce and serve over brown rice.
Transform this sassy low-calorie, low-fat dressing into a vegetable dip by reducing the buttermilk to 2 to 4 tablespoons.
Perfect for a hot summer's night, baked tofu, bell peppers and scallions are stir-fried with udon noodles in this quick and easy dish.
Tofu adds extra protein to this pork and vegetable recipe. It's seasoned with a light Asian sauce that's lower in sodium than bottled stir-fry sauce.
Look for Asian greens (tatsoi, mizuna and/or pea shoots) packaged as a salad mix. They're slightly more bitter than many spring greens and will stand up well to this aromatic, vinegary dressing.
A simple slaw is given an Asian twist with bok choy, napa cabbage and a soy-wasabi dressing. The vibrant flavors and rich textures make this a great introduction to tofu for novices and skeptics.
For this diabetic main dish chicken recipe, vary vegetables to create a new dish every time.
Seasonings blend with low-cal silken tofu in a mayonnaise substitute for this classic side salad. Tofu, which takes on the flavor of foods it's mixed with, stays in the background in this recipe.
The best thing about tofu - besides its nutritional value - is the way it carries other flavors, such as the tanginess of this sesame dressing. Serve this warm salad with crunchy breadsticks and a tall glass of iced jasmine tea.
This 30-minute meal includes tofu, vegetables and brown rice, which makes it a complete vegetarian dinner.