Can you tell we have been enjoying tofu lately? It is finally summer and all I want to do is grill. I don;t want to grill indoors but outdoors. Do we have a grill?
NO! What do we do? Grill indoors! :-) It is totally doable too all we have to do is eat our meal outside to feel as though it were grilled outdoors.
We have been skewering a lot of foods lately. Last month my husband made Persian kebabs and the this month my friend and I skewered some fruit kebabs for a baby shower and now this.
I created my own marinade and added it to really pressed tofu. It make the tofu a little more like meat and it allows it to be more flavorful especially if pressed tofu is placed in marinade.
This is a quick meal so do not be overwhelmed with the steps I have written out. I find that if I leave the tofu pressed the night of then the next day, I simply place the tofu in marinade and then quickly chop up my veggies.
This meal was delicious with brown rice but I am sure it would be great over some soba noodles too!
What is your favorite food to grill?
Prep Time: 45 minutes ( 2 hours tofu pres
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Keywords: grill bake press tofu entree lunch vegan recipes on recipage vegetarian vegan low-carb tofu summer
Ingredients (10 skewers)
- 14 ounces Nasoya extra firm tofu, pressed and cut in 16 cubes
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/4 cup Spicy Thai Chili Sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1-inch squares
- 1 orange bell pepper, cut in 1-inch squares
- 2 cups of white mushrooms, whole
- 1 large red onion, cut in 1-inch squares
Press the tofu overnight in a tofu press or by other means or for 2 hours the day of preparation.
Drain the excess liquid, pat the tofu block dry and cut in 4 slices, lengthwise. Then cut each slab into 4 cubes.
In a medium storage bag, add the soy sauce, mirin, ginger powder, chili sauce, and sesame oil and mix well. Add the tofu and marinate for 30-45 minutes.
Remove the tofu and place on a plate. Add the marinade to a large bowl and toss with the red and orange bell pepper pieces, whole mushrooms, and red onions. Let the veggies rest for 10-15 minutes.
Heat your grill on medium.
Assemble the skewers starting with 2 pieces of red onion, 1 red bell pepper piece, a tofu cube, then an orange bell pepper piece, a mushroom, red onion, red pepper, and tofu cube, ending with red onion. Repeat with the rest of the skewers.
As the skewers grill, alternate gently every 3-5 minutes. The tofu will begin to have grill marks.
As you continue grilling the skewers, preheat the oven to 350F.
After the skewers are completed and grilled, finish baking them for 15-20 minutes to finish cooking the tofu a little longer.
*the option would be to cook the tofu first, on the grill then skewer them.
Enjoy with a side of brown rice.
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