Technique: Freezing Tofu
Freezing tofu makes it chewy, which is perfect for recipes that call for a meaty texture.
Freezing is easy: place the container in the freezer. However, you must then defrost it by placing the tofu in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours or by removing it from the package, placing it in a bowl and defrosting it in the microwave for 10 minutes.
Frozen and defrosted tofu will appear slightly yellow. Press thawed tofu for maximum chewiness. To press, place the tofu between two tea towels or several sheets of paper towels and gently set a book on top. Let it sit for 30 minutes or so until the liquid has all seeped out.