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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23 12 12:46 pm    Post subject: Tofu?? Reply with quote

Wifes family rolls into town (vegitarian and veagan) and I volunteer to make some things. Made vegitarian baked beans, tofu skewers, grilled asparagus and yellow squash. Went all out and marinated th tofu in th good stuff, and rocked th beans, asparagus and squash. Then when about to cook, I was told the meat couldnt b cooked at the same time as their stuff. Ohh Hell no!!

They told me the tofu was very good, so I tried it and it tasted like soggyy bread mixed with Paper flavored jello. Mm mm good.

Never again!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23 12 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is what restaurants are for IMO.
My house my menu, i will make accomodations, but dont tell me how to execute it. That is a reason that i make sure that i get out and about to get something to eat when visiting family, i need a better meal than what they are serving.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23 12 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tofu will only take on the flavors you add to it or what it picks up in a sauce. All by itself it's basically tasteless. Respect there wishes though if you plan to cook for them. There is much more to vegan and such than just tofu though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23 12 9:16 pm    Post subject: Bacon! Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24 12 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tofu can be a tricky thing Shocked did you get the extra firm or did you press it (forcing the water out)? i'm a huge fan of the stuff but when a recipe calls for it i don't mind it. someday i want to try and cold smoke it for a hot and sour soup recipe i have.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24 12 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

killswitch505 wrote:
someday i want to try and cold smoke it for a hot and sour soup recipe i have.


Don't bother. When I did it, it came out kind of funky tasting Razz I hate to say this, but I actually had better results by adding a little liquid smoke to the tofu brine. I wasn't using it in a soup though, I was experimenting with Buffalofu wings Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25 12 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are a much better man then I am. i dont think I could have handled it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25 12 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have a stain on the carpet to remind me of my one and only attempt at the stuff....marinated 6 pcs, 2 each in 3 different marinades, grilled....wife gave bbq sauced pc to dog after first bite - dog spit out on carpet! He still holds that against me as a rotten trick I pulled on him....I do like it in sweet sour soup from favorite chinese raunt - but thats all I can take!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25 12 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had some interesting vegan clients over the years.

The vegetarians are usually not to tough to please, the vegans are a whole nother' breed.

It's easy enough to cook their food on a clean sheet of foil.

Not to sound like a douche', but if you have guests over that have certain dietary needs (that you know of in advance) it's up to you to either provide them with something edible to eat or not extend the invite! Smile

A good marinated portabella works better for me than tofu, but there is no protein in the shrooms.

Served up with red (or black) beans and rice and a nice salad though it makes a tasty well balanced meal! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27 12 2:06 am    Post subject: Re: Tofu?? Reply with quote

shortytalls wrote:
I was told the meat couldnt b cooked at the same time as their stuff. Ohh Hell no!!

Exactly why I can't stand the moral high ground these people put themselves on.
I had a request for a catering quote recently and the potential client was asking about vegan options.
I wasn't planning on giving her much leeway and then she asked me if I had separate "grills" for cooking non meat items.
When I figured out she didn't want her precious gerbil food to be cooked on anything that once cooked meat, I couldn't help myself, I laughed and hung up on her.

BBQMAN wrote:
but if you have guests over that have certain dietary needs (that you know of in advance) it's up to you to either provide them with something edible to eat or not extend the invite! Smile

I understand your point but we're most likely not talking about someone with a dietary need.
We're talking about food morality. An then to top it off...! they expect it to be cooked using a certain method!?
Just so they can enjoy their warm and fuzzy feeling of enlightened morality? I don't think so.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27 12 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you dont like the mouthfeel of tofu, you might want to try Tempeh. it's a cake of fermented soybeans, and once fried or even deep fried, might taste similar to fried chicken with a somewhat nutty flavor.

have never tried to smoke it, but i'm sure it would turn out better than tofu.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28 12 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oregon smoker wrote:
That is what restaurants are for IMO.
My house my menu, i will make accomodations, but dont tell me how to execute it. That is a reason that i make sure that i get out and about to get something to eat when visiting family, i need a better meal than what they are serving.


I agree. I will accommodate allergies and some food exclusions due to taste preferences but not a whole category of food. Hell, I don't even know any vegetarians anymore. You come to my house for food with demands like that and I hand you a take out menu and the car keys. Wink
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