Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Tofu Kebabs


This meal was easily made ahead, then put under the broiler five minutes before serving. The tofu and vegetables can be prepared up to a day ahead, but remember to soak your skewers for a couple hours before using them. This is great when you know you'll be arriving home with very little time to prepare dinner. The brown rice takes 50 minutes though, so plan ahead or use white.
 
For the tofu:
1 lb. block extra firm tofu cut into fourths, then pressed dry between towels
2 tablespoons corn oil
1 tablespoon soya sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon smoked salt or a dash of liquid smoke
 
Place in a pan, turning once to coat. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 30 minutes each side. Cool. Wrap tightly in cling film and chill until you are ready to assemble the kebabs (the tofu is easier to handle cold)
 
For the Vegetables:
Use whatever you like-I had green bell peppers, onion, and tomatoes. Cut them up, place in a zipper bag with:
3 tablespoons corn oil
1 teaspoon soya sauce
1 teaspoon dried ginger
1 tablespoon honey
3 whole garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
 
Let soak in the fridge until needed.
 
Assemble the kebabs on the soaked skewers, and arrange on a rack over a pan to catch drips. Broil about 4 inches from the element (my oven is electric)or flame. You will have marinade left, so use it to baste the kebabs as they cook if it seems they are drying out too quickly.
 
Serve hot over rice.

2 comments:

pastcaring said...

These look delicious. I want to like tofu more than I actually do... But it's OK. Would still rather have some prawns though!
PS. Really? People disapprove of you for not bringing Danny up with any religion? It's not a big deal here at all. I only know one family among my friendship group who are church goers, and they are Quakers, so technically they are Meeting House goers. No one bats an eye at all the agnosticism, atheism, or plain old disinterest! Is it a UK/US difference, or more about the particular communities we find ourselves in, I wonder?

Sorry - this hasabsolutely NOTHING to do with kebabs! xxx

Goody said...

Oh, I think it is pure USA. We have the Puritan mindset of the 1600's alive and well-at least in Nebraska. People typically introduce themselves by telling you their name, and what church they attend.