I admit to being a picky eater, although there can be definite variations in how that word is applied. In some cases, there are simply flavors I don’t like such as banana. Yes, I know – I am probably one of the few people in the universe who doesn’t like the taste of banana. Texture is what often trips me up, so mushrooms, mollusks, most puddings, and other “squishy” stuff doesn’t work. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that tofu falls into the squishy category. However, my husband loves Alton Brown and a “Good Eats” episode was on the other day that I either hadn’t seen or hadn’t paid much attention to. I do enjoy certain creamy cheeses and in watching Alton do things with the silken tofu, it occurred to me maybe I could play around with that.
I’m thinking I can take some herbs, smoked sea salt, perhaps some grated Italian cheeses and come up with a mixture I could enjoy. I’m not sure if I can get the tofu into a kind of “whipped” state, but it would seem reasonable that I can. So, any ideas for me? Can tofu be treated somewhat like cream cheese?