Tofu Storage and Packaging

Since regular tofu comes immersed in water, how do you open it without making a mess? And what do you do with the water? The water needs to be drained. This is the easiest way to do it:

  1. Hold the tub of tofu over a sink, hold it vertically and cut a slit or two at the edge of the top of the package. You want to make your cut at the top so you don't cut the tofu accidentally.
  2. Drain the water directly into the sink.
  3. Slice or peel the rest of the top.
  4. Tilt the package so the tofu falls into your hand.
  5. Gently rinse it under cool running water.
  6. Pat it dry with a clean dishtowel.

Storing Tofu

If your recipe does not call for an entire package of tofu, you will need to put it in a storage container and cover it with cold water. Seal it tightly and keep it refrigerated for up to 3-4 days, changing the water daily. If you're storing silken tofu and you don't want to worry about changing water, just make a smoothie with the tofu that's left and you don't have to worry about it.

Here are several smoothie recipes to try.