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How to Drain Tofu

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Many recipes call for tofu to be drained before cooking. This will increase its capacity to absorb other flavors. Here's how you can drain tofu:

  1. Cover a cutting board with paper towels.
  2. Cut the tofu into the size and number of pieces called for in the recipe.
  3. Place the tofu on the cutting board.
  4. Place a heavy weight, such as a book or bowl, on the tofu.
  5. Drain the tofu for 15 minutes.
  6. Change the soaked paper towel as required.

Tips : Freezing makes tofu thicker and firmer; it also makes it absorb sauces and flavors more readily. Drain before freezing it.
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