What to do with Tofu

Deanne CapotostoComment

Here’s a fresh recipe that’s perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

Many people don’t know what to do with tofu. I’ve decided to share with you one of my favorite ways to cook it. Tofu isn’t just a meat-replacer for vegetarians. It’s a delicious and light addition to any plate. Here I’ve combined it with shrimp and veggies for a filling, healthy dish.  


You will need…

  • Tofu, Extra Firm
  • Shrimp
  • Cherry tomato
  • Asparagus
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Hot pepper flakes

Step 1. Prepare your ingredients.

·      Chop the tofu into cubes, about 1” cubes

·      Clean, shell and devein the shrimp

·      Wash and cut the asparagus into small pieces, about 2” long

·      Wash the cherry tomatoes and cut in half


Step 2.  Heat a medium fry pan on medium-high with a little olive oil.  Add in your ingredients, one at a time and cook as follows:

·      Add asparagus; cook for about 4 minutes until firm.  Lower heat to medium.

·      Add shrimp; cook for about a minute until slightly pink.  Flip and cook for another minute.

·      Add tofu, cherry tomato halves, and some hot pepper flakes according to your taste. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes until the tomatoes get soft and the other flavors have infused the tofu.


Step 3. Serve on a pretty plate and place setting.


Finishing Options: After plating your meal, feel free to add balsamic vinegar or your favorite Asian or Spanish sauce.  Make it your own and ENJOY this healthy, simple recipe!

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