Tofu Brochettes

By Avera

  • 1 pound firm tofu

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar or wine vinegar

  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • Suggested vegetables:

  • Red onion

  • Green bell pepper

  • Red bell pepper

  • Button mushrooms

  • Japanese eggplant

  • Zucchini

  • Cherry tomatoes

  1. Press the tofu to remove some of its moisture: Place on a cutting board or baking sheet and cover with a second cutting board or baking sheet. Put 2 or 3 heavy items (like cans of beans) on top of this and let it stand at least 30 minutes.

  2. In the meantime, toast the oregano in a large, dry skillet over medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the remaining marinade ingredients and stir to mix. Remove from heat. Cut the pressed tofu into 1-inch cubes and add to the marinade. Allow the tofu to marinate for at least 1 hour, occasionally turning it gently.

  3. Cut the onion into 1-inch chunks. Seed the peppers and cut them into large pieces. Clean the mushrooms. Slice the eggplant and zucchini into 1/2-inch-long pieces.

  4. Place an assortment of vegetables and marinated tofu onto each skewer, and grill under a broiler or over coals, turning every few minutes to expose all sides to the heat. Cook 5 to 10 minutes, until vegetables are lightly browned and everything is hot.

Nutritional Facts

Makes 6-8 servings
Per 1/8 recipe (not including rice or bulgur)
Calories 45
Carbohydrates 5
Protein 3.5
Fiber 1

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1 reply

Avera 2008-11-23 16:34:24 -0600 Report

These are perfect for a barbecue or summer outing. Grill them and serve with cooked brown rice or bulgur.