If it’s unopened, you should just go by the use by date on the pack, which will give you the best idea of the shelf life. If it’s opened, refrigerated tofu is generally good for 3 to 5 days, as long as you’ve stored it properly.
While we were writing we ran into the query “How long can you keep tofu in fridge unopened?”.
Cooked Tofu: Once cooked and stored in the refrigerator cooked tofu should last between 4-5 days. Unopened Tofu: Unrefrigerated: 3-5 days after the sell by date as long as it is unopened. Refrigerated: 2-3 months after the sell by date as long as it is unopened. Opened Tofu: Refrigerated: 3-5 days after the sell by date.
So, how long will tofu stay fresh in the refrigerator?
Tips to store tofu. If you want to store tofu in the freezer it is recommended to press it to drain the excess water out of it. Whether you want to store the tofu in the fridge or freezer, you should always store it in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag. Store the tofu in small batches in shallow containers., and more items.
Our chosen answer is Tofu is usually kept in a container covered in fresh water. Every day, drain the water and fill with fresh cold water from the tap. It will keep like this for up to a week unrefrigerated. Remember this was made and used in SE Asia for eons before anyone had a refrigerator!
How long does it take to thaw frozen tofu?
Put the entire unopened block of tofu in the freezer. Don’t drain it. Freeze the tofu. You can freeze it overnight or pop the tofu into the freezer in the morning and it will be frozen by early evening. A couple more ideas to investigate are drain excess water, defrost the tofu, or cut the tofu into strips or cubes.
How long does it take to sear tofu?
Put the tofu into a medium or large nonstick skillet. Drizzle in the soy sauce and coat both sides. Cook over medium heat until sizzling, seared, and dry looking, about 5 minutes. There will be little moisture visible in the skillet. Drizzle the oil over the tofu, then use a spatula to flip the pieces.