Here are 3 incredible sous-vide tofu recipes that will blow your mind! Sous-vide tofu is cooked for longer at a lower temperature resulting in BIG flavor, perfectly crispy tofu every time. All recipes are vegan and gluten-free, too!
Tofu is extremely delicious, versatile, and packed full of protein. In fact, people who eat a diet high in tofu and plant protein have an 18-25% lower risk of death, a new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association found. Sous-vide tofu is cooked for longer at a lower temperature resulting in big flavor with a texture that’s crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside.
You’ll first need a sous-vide machine. A good sous-vide machine should be simple to use, have an intuitive interface, and heat up quickly. Look for one with a built-in timer for extra convenience. For the chilli-garlic tofu, slice a block of firm tofu into inch-thick pieces. Heat oil in a pan and fry the slices until brown. Mix ¼ cup soy sauce, ¼ sesame oil, ½ cup brown sugar, and 2 tbsp. chilli-garlic paste in a bowl (taste and adjust flavors as necessary). Toss the tofu in the sauce to coat evenly. Then place tofu and sauce in the sous-vide bag. Place bag in the water bath for about 4 hours at 180F. Remove when done.
Turmeric tofu with sumac and lime
Showcasing fresh and vibrant Persian flavors, this is an unforgettable meal. Cut a firm block of tofu into ½” slices. Heat the sous-vide cooker to 180F. In a bowl, mix together two tablespoons olive oil, four cloves roughly minced garlic, two teaspoons black pepper, one teaspoon salt, and one teaspoon turmeric. Toss tofu in the mixture. Place tofu and sauce in the sous-vide bag and seal. Place bag in the water bath and set timer for two hours. When done, remove the bag. Place tofu on a baking sheet and drizzle with remaining sauce. Broil until just browned (2-3 minutes per side). Serve with lime juice and a sprinkle of sumac.
This recipe offers a classic smoky-sweet BBQ flavor you’re bound to love. Heat your sous-vide cooker to 179F. Place tofu in the sous-vide bag, add ⅓ cup barbecue sauce, and seal. Place bag in the water bath for two hours. Prepare caramelized onions by slicing an onion and frying it in oil over medium heat until brown. Season to taste with salt and pepper. When the timer goes off, remove the bag and place tofu on a baking sheet. Broil until golden (about four minutes) and serve.
Pair your tofu with rice for a healthy and delicious meal. Remember to pour any leftover sauce on top so you don’t miss out on any flavor. Enjoy.
With the sous vide machines you can cook not only the tofu. There are a huge amount of recipes for this device. Most of these recipes are for people who want to be healthy and skinny. If you are interested in these machines and want to buy one, check first this article about which sous vide machine to choose.