This Tofu Hack is a Game Changer

Tofu
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Giving up meat may seem daunting, but with so many alternatives around, you’ll hardly miss it. One vegetarian-friendly ingredient that has proceeded all the others is tofu. 

The bean curd forms the basis of dozens of recipes and there is a way to make tofu even better: by freezing it. 

Trust us, placing your block of tofu in the coldest section of your freezer will change its texture for the better. When it is frozen, the water within the bean curd expands. After the ice thaws out, the holes it created are left behind.

The result is tofu that is more dense and spongey — meaning it is less likely to fall apart in soups and stir-fries, and will also soak up those all flavors much more. Some even say that the firmer bite gives the tofu more of a meaty consistency. 

If you want to try it out, freezing tofu is super easy to do.

Cut the tofu into any shape you like and gently place the blocks on a sheet tray or in a container that can be placed in the freezer. Pop them in the freezer for 4-6 hours and you’re good to go! 

Then, when it’s time to cook with them, throw the blocks straight into whatever you’re cooking, or thaw them out under running water.