Tofu recipes are made of condensed soy milk. That is pressed into solid white blocks in a process that is similar to cheesemaking. The tofu was first originated in China. There are rumors that a Chinese cook discovered tofu more than 2000 years ago. He accidentally mixed the batch of soy milk and nigari. Nigari is the remains when the salt is extracted from the seawater. Nigari is a mineral-rich coagulant which is used to solidify the tofu and also keep its form.
Tofu is high in protein and has all the essential amino acids that are needed by your body. Indeed, it provides fats, carbs, and many vitamins and minerals. Tofu is a highly nutrient-dense food. The content of the macronutrient of tofu depends on the coagulant that is used. Indeed, nigari adds more magnesium. The increase in the calcium content is because of the precipitated calcium.
Vegan Nashville Hot Tofu Nuggets Recipes
You need one block of extra firm tofu, almond milk or other non-dairy milk – 1 C. Apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon. 2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon of divided hot sauce. All-purpose flour -1 C. One and a half teaspoon of salt that is divided. Panko bread crumbs – 2 C. One-fourth C of vegan butter. You need olive oil – 3 tbsp. Agave syrup of two tablespoons. 1 teaspoon of paprika and half a teaspoon of garlic powder.
Press the tofu for 30 minutes. It is better to keep it pressed for a long time or overnight. You can use the tofu press or put it on a plate and put something that is heavy on top. In 375 degrees heat the oven. Cut the tofu blocks into cubes and set it aside. Take 3 bowls. Whip the almond milk, apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of hot sauce In the first bowl. Whip the flour, one teaspoon of salt in the second bowl. In the third bowl put the panko. Take the tofu pieces and toss them in the flour, then put them in the mixture of almond milk. Make sure that the tofu gets totally soaked. Put them back in the flour, almond milk and then into the panko coating. Make sure that the tofu is totally covered with the mixture.
Repeat this with the rest of the tofu. Place the coated tofu in the baking sheets that have been sprayed with a non-stick spray. Bake it for 25 to 30 minutes at 375 degrees. Flip them halfway or till they become crunchy. Meanwhile, make the sauce. However, melt the vegan butter in a pan with the olive oil in medium-low. Whip in two tablespoons of hot sauce, paprika agave, half teaspoon of salt, garlic powder. Let it simmer for a minute and then turn off the heat. Toss the nuggets in the sauce. Your vegan Nashville hot tofu nuggets are ready to be served.
There are different tofu recipes for vegans which are delicious and interesting. So try and make one at home.