dish
Tofu on Stilts

4
Serves
232
Calories
13
Nutrients
12
Vitamins

Ingredients

2 pounds extra-firm tofu
2 tablespoons white miso
2 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoons sake
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup vegetable broth or dashi
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds or toasted sesame seeds

Cooking Instructions

1. Place the tofu on a sloping cutting board in your sink. Place a skillet, platter, or other heavy weight on top of it. Press for 60 minutes. This makes the tofu firm and dry enough for grilling. Cut each block of tofu widthwise into 4 slices and arrange in a baking dish.

2. Prepare the miso barbeque sauce. Combine the miso, mirin, sake, sugar, egg yolk, dashi, and lemon zest in the top of a double boiler and whisk until smooth. Cook the sauce over the double boiler until thick and creamy, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not overcook, or the sauce will curdle.

3. Set up your grill for direct grilling and preheat to high. Brush and oil the grill grate. Skewer the tofu pieces through the narrow end, 2 skewers per piece. Arrange the resulting kebabs on the grate. Grill the tofu until sizzling and well browned, 4 to 6 minutes per side. (Protect the skewers with strips of foil if they start to burn.) Carefully spoon the sauce over the tofu pieces after you've turned them. (The tofu goes only on the top side.)

4. Transfer the tofu to plates or a platter and top with any remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve at once.

Serving Size: 2 pieces

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
Calories
232
Protein
21 g
Total Carbohydrate
22 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
1 g
Total Fat
5 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
2 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
61 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
37 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
39 %
Percent Calories from Fat
18 %
Vitamin A
137 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
1 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
2 mcg
Vitamin C
0 mg
Vitamin D
7 IU
Folate
17 mcg
Vitamin E
0 IU
Vitamin K
7 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
127 mg
Iron
3 mg
Phosphorus
279 mg
Potassium
197 mg
Sodium
502 mg
Zinc
2 mg