Grill Time! Sweet Spicy Tofu Skewers - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT
Guys, can you believe grill season is nearly upon us????
Well I certainly can’t. I had to do a double take this morning when I checked my calendar and realized we’re halfway through the year already. I don’t know about you but I think this is gonna be an awesome Summer and I’m excited!
Everyone knows that no Summer would be complete without some great grill recipes and that’s where this one comes in. Today I’m doing something I haven’t done in a while, teaming up with a great brand. This recipe gets it’s popping flavors from Maille mustard, which is basically your grill best friend. I specifically used the Old Style mustard in this recipe, but any of the others can mix and match instead. I just happen to love a grainier mustard.
For the tofu in this recipe you definitely need to get the extra firm type, and make sure you press out as much water as you can beforehand. You don’t want the tofu to be falling apart when placing on the skewers or grilling!
For the sauce, I kept things very, very simple. In fact, it’s nearly two ingredients depending on what you’d like to use and how much spice you prefer. It’s just the mustard mixed with Asian sweet chili sauce. I used the Thai kitchen brand but if you use one that isn’t very spicy I’d recommend adding something spicy as well. Wasabi works really great here.
Oh, and speaking of spices, I forgot to mention the seasoning I used. It’s the “Everything but the bagel” seasoning from Trader Joe’s. If you can’t buy it where you like you can simply salt and pepper to your taste and possibly add a little onion powder and sesame seeds to garnish.
These would make the perfect starter or main dish. I made them to go in my most recent meal preps and they were just the thing. Also, as pictured here, I love having them with some veggies and cooked rice or other grain.
However you decide to serve them, I know you’ll love them.
Grill Time! Sweet Spicy Tofu Skewers
Take your grill game to the next level with these amazing, and flavorful skewers.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 - 8 servings
2 blocks extra firm tofu 14 ounce
10 - 12 skewers soaked in water for 30 mins if wooden
Sweet Hot Mustard Sauce:
1 7.3 ounce jar Maille Old style mustard
1 cup Asian sweet chili sauce
1 - 2 tablespoons hot sauce, wasabi, or horseradish or to taste
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic optional
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1- 2 teaspoons everything but the bagel seasoning
Cut the tofu into 1 inch pieces and place in a large bowl.
Mix the ingredients for the mustard sauce until smooth and adjust the heat level to your taste by adding some hot sauce or whatever you'd like. Measure out 1/2 cup of the sauce and pour over the tofu pieces. Gently toss them to coat completely and set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
After half an hour, place the tofu pieces onto skewers. I made about 12 skewers with 4 - 5 pieces on each.
Heat a grill or non-stick griddle pan on medium high heat. Place the tofu in and cook for a few minutes on each side until charred. Pour over any remaining marinade over the top before flipping. Depending how big your pan is you may need to do it in two batches.
Alternatively, you can bake these at 400 degrees F on a parchment lined tray. Cook for about 30 - 35 minutes until golden, flipping halfway through.
Sprinkle with some 'everything but the bagel' seasoning and serve with additional mustard sauce.
ALL CONTENT IS MINE AND ORIGINAL! All of these food photos were taken with my Nikon D750 and my favorite Lens, the Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G. You can find out more in my INTRO POST.