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 Post subject: I have a tin of Marigolds braised tofu
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:04 pm 
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It's been sitting in my cupboard for longer than I want to admit, and I am just wondering what I could do with this stuff?
I have heard it's like dog food, and since then the tide of canned goods has been pushing it further and further back into the cupboard.

So... any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: I have a tin of Marigolds braised tofu
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:48 pm 
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Ace. I really hope Holleylopez comes and gives her view on it. I asked the exact same question a while ago. I fried mine in some hoisin sauce and had it in tortillas with cucumber shreds. It was OK but I haven't bought it since.

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 Post subject: Re: I have a tin of Marigolds braised tofu
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Oh what and use it like mock dock? hmm.. that's a suggestion, but a friend of mine said it was very delicate and flaked really easily?

Come on! More people must people must have purchased this!


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Find a hungry dog? Sorry, bought it once but never again. I think it's designed to live in the back of food cupboards for ever!

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 Post subject: Re: I have a tin of Marigolds braised tofu
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This is making me want so buy some out of autosadism and "it can't be that bad" curiosity.

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 Post subject: Re: I have a tin of Marigolds braised tofu
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I've said this before in another thread bout Marigold, I'm sure - but I think the best way to prepare at in of Marigold is:
1) open the tin
2) dump foetid mess in bin
3) recycle tin

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Gulliver wrote:
This is making me want so buy some out of autosadism and "it can't be that bad" curiosity.


Yep, I was ready to chuck it until I read PPK comments and I enjoyed it despite them all!

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 Post subject: Re: I have a tin of Marigolds braised tofu
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Here's a link to the previous thread: http://tinyurl.com/clsvbtt

Maybe it would be OK if someone else opened the tin and then prepared it for you, and only told you after you'd eaten it what it was!

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Golly! I was staring at a tin of it today in Holland and Barret (had gone to check out what they offer- usually I don't venture much to real shops, especially if they involve a car ride!). I eventually got a tin of mock duck instead, out of curiosity... I shall now search to find out what to do with it, hoping it at least isn't described as 'like dog food'!


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 Post subject: Re: I have a tin of Marigolds braised tofu
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I braved it and opened the tin. It was remarkably flakey, so i recided to do the whole 'taste of the sea' thing like it suggests on the tin, and perhaps recreate tuna as it seemed to have the same sort of appearance.
I rinsed it, then squeezed it. And to it i added; sea salt, chopped spring onion, a squeeze of lemon juice, a splash of ACV and nori flakes.
I enjoyed it on a sandwich with mayo and sweetcorn.


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I think the flakiness sounds good. I want to try this but is the flavour what is gross?


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 Post subject: Re: I have a tin of Marigolds braised tofu
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:58 pm 
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The flavour's pretty good, it's the texture and gooeyness that's weird. If I bought it again I'd put it in something like a burrito, where I didn't have to look at it.


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Squeeze most of the oil out, break it up a bit, roast it for about 30 mins in the oven, til it starts to go crispy. I wouldn't eat it raw, but love it done like this.

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I tried it a few times years ago and gave up. The only vaguely edible way of eating it that I found was straight from the can.

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 Post subject: Re: I have a tin of Marigolds braised tofu
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:27 am 
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fezza wrote:
Squeeze most of the oil out, break it up a bit, roast it for about 30 mins in the oven, til it starts to go crispy. I wouldn't eat it raw, but love it done like this.

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This looks good. Is it like the mock duck?


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 Post subject: Re: I have a tin of Marigolds braised tofu
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The mock duck is gluten isn't it? The safflower oil gives the tofu a lovely flavour and squeezing the oil out & roasting gives it a pretty nice texture.

When are we hanging out this week? Tomorrow or Thursday suits me, I have a full day on Saturday so should really stay at home on Friday.


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