I bought a package of silken tofu to try to make a vegan version of cream cheese icing, but after reading online about how awful that was going to taste, I decided to repurpose the silken tofu. I’ve always been a bit curious about tofu scramble, especially since I started liking tofu.
When you think of tofu, is your first thought, “bleugh”? It’s important to understand tofu before deciding that it tastes awful. Yes, tofu is tasteless. That’s what makes it beautiful. It’s super versatile! You just have to make sure to add tons of flavour to tofu, and you may just have yourself an amazing meal.
The tofu scramble is made to resemble eggs, but don’t expect it to taste like eggs because it won’t. If you decide to modify the recipe I provide you with, just remember to add a lot of flavour to it.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), tofu is meant to be used sparingly. Your acupuncturist probably won’t recommend eating it on a daily basis as it can contribute to digestive difficulties when used in large quantities.
1 package silken tofu
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 bell pepper, chopped (I used green)
1 tsp turmeric
1-2 tbsp oil for frying
salt and black pepper to taste
Add oil, onion, and garlic to a large frying pan over medium-high heat and toss around for 1 or 2 minutes, until it’s nice and fragrant. Throw in the silken tofu and mash it a bit (not too much) with a fork. Add turmeric, salt, and pepper, and toss around to coat evenly.
You want to make sure the water evaporates so that your scramble isn’t soggy. It took mine about 15 minutes to reach the point that I like, but it’s a matter of tastes. Make sure to toss the scramble around every few minutes to help the water evaporate faster. About five minutes before it’s done to your liking, add in the bell pepper. Makes 2-3 servings.