Asian-Style Tofu Kebabs - 6 KebabsCuisinart Original Recipe
2 garlic cloves
1 one-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
¼ cup tahini
2 tablespoons honey
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
7 to 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into twelve 2-inch pieces
3 ounces eggplant, cut into twelve 1-inch pieces
1 large bell pepper, cut into twelve 1-inch pieces
6 small mushrooms (1 to 2 inches in diameter)
Prepare the marinade. Put the garlic and ginger into the work bowl of a Cuisinart® Mini Chopper or Food Processor fitted with the chopping blade. Pulse to roughly chop. Add the soy sauce, mustard, tahini and honey. Process until combined. Slowly add the olive oil through the recessed area on the lid. Process until homogenous. If not using immediately, store in the refrigerator in a sealed glass jar. Put all of the remaining ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Add the marinade and very gently toss to combine. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap; let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
Ten minutes before vegetables have finished marinating, preheat the Cuisinart® Griddler® Grill Centro to High. Thread the tofu and vegetables on six of the provided skewers. Fit skewers into place as instructed below*. Cook kebabs for 18 to 20 minutes, or until tofu and vegetables are fully cooked and lightly browned.
*Using the kebab feature :
Assemble the unit with the grill/griddle plate, kebab drawers, and drip cup in their proper positions. Note: grill/griddle plate must be on unit when using kebab feature. Please keep in mind that it is very hot when the unit is operating.
Turn the temperature control dial to desired temperature and preheat for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
Prepare food according to your favorite kebab recipe and slide pieces onto skewers.
Pull drawers to open. Place skewers into the skewer slots so the star-like shape at the end of each handle is inserted into a gear slot in the front end of the kebab drawer. Close drawer securely. Note: If using large cubes of meat or seafood, you may only be able to cook six kebabs at once.
Press the kebab control switch to ON. The switch light will illuminate to let you know kebabs are rotating.
To check to see if kebabs are cooked, press the kebab control switch to stop skewers from turning and remove a kebab with a potholder. If more time is needed replace the skewer and press the kebab control switch to resume cooking.
Servings6 Kebabs Makes 4 servings
Nutritional information per serving: Calories 222 (60% from fat) • carb. 16g • pro. 8g • fat 16g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 0mg • sod. 800mg • calc. 86mg • fiber 2g