Sweet-Spicy Thai Basil Tofu Skewers


Sweet-Spicy Thai Basil Tofu Skewers: These delicious and juicy skewers are vegan, glutenfree and made using a fingerlicking sweet-spicy Thai-basil homemade sauce. 
Sweet-Spicy Thai Basil Tofu SkewersHappy Friday You’ll !!! Hope you had a nice week and I’m so looking forward to the weekend and noshing on these ‘Sweet-Spicy Thai Basil Tofu Skewers’ with some Thai ice tea. My week was a mix of blah in the beginning to absolutely crazy until yesterday … and today I’m absolutely excited as I get to share the recipe of these superhit skewers with you. So, my girlfriends decided to throw an impromptu Girl BBQ party yesterday and I was asked to get these ‘Sweet-Spicy Thai Basil Tofu Skewers’ on Wednesday night ….Seriously, my friends think I’m some kinda genie that grant wishes in terms of food 😉 Thai-Basil-Tofu-kebabsBut I guess they know me really well or as my hubby calls it ‘food hoarder’, I confess I always have tons of stuff in our kitchen pantry (as if I’m never gonna go to store ever) and the fridge. The only thing, I was little scared of was that I don’t have any fresh herbs at home and these skewers needed ‘basil’ but then these ‘Dorot chopped Basil’ came to the rescue as I always have them in my freezer. If you do a lot of cooking and like the smell of that fresh herb in your food, then Dorot is your BEST Friend !!! I’m telling you and you can thank me later 😉 they have these clean, cute and pre-proportioned herbs (cilantro, basil, garlic, ginger, etc) all packed in a small little-frozen baggie. If’s you’ve never used Dorot before, here’s some more handy info for you:

Dorot start by growing their our own garlic, basil, cilantro, parsley, chili and ginger. At peak freshness, they pull their products from the fields, process and flash freeze into convenient trays within 90 minutes of harvest. With a two-year shelf life, you can have fresh Garlic, Onions and Herbs year round with the simple “pop” of the tray.

I got mine from ‘Trader’s Joe’ in the frozen food aisle (picture below) but definitely, go to their site here -> Dorot <- and find your local store. traders-joe-dorot

tofu-satay-recipePhew, what a relief !!! So, here I was on Thursday morning marinating the veggies+tofu with the spice-mix and I’m talking 9 am as the BBQ starts at 11am, yep, that’s the chosen time. I just marinated the whole mix for about 15 minutes but if you have time, marinate them for longer. Now, for the most fun part “Have you seen anyone grilling on their balcony at 9 am?” (lol) Yep, that would be me, I just started the grill at 9 am and these cuties were ready to be grilled by 9:20 am. how-to-make-tofu-kebabsI just grilled them each side for 2-3 minutes (as the grill was really hot) and keep an eye on tofu as it burns easily. Once, they were grilled, I just sprinkled a little bit of lime juice to keep them fresh and juicy. Just before I could pack them, here’s me doing the very important taste test or breakfast as I say 🙂thai-Basil-Tofu-Skewers-recipe1The grill marks looks really awesome on them and it’s such an easy peasy recipe that can be added to any of your instant or upcoming BBQ parties. It’s also totally #Vegan and #Glutenree as a couple of my friends are on V+GF diet. So, go ahead and get those grill started and make these delicious ‘‘Sweet-Spicy Thai Basil Tofu Skewers’ and go get these ‘Dorot’ product to help you in your next cooking preparation. basil-tofu-skewers-recipe

 

Sweet-Spicy Thai Basil Tofu Skewers

25 minPrep Time

6 minCook Time

31 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 Package Firm Tofu - drained

1 Medium Onion - chopped in square

1 Yellow Bell Pepper - chopped in square

1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes

1 Zucchini - chopped in square

3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

8 Skerwes - wooden or steel

Thai Spice Mix :

1 Cube Dorot Chopped Basil - substitute with 5-6 basil leaves

1 Tsp Chili Paste - you can use homemade or store bought

1 Leaf of Lemongrass - optional

1/4 Tsp Thai Ginger (Galangal) - you may use regular ginger

2 Tbsp Tamari Soy Sauce - you may use regular soy sauce

1 Tbsp Maple Syrup - you may use honey or sugar or any sugar substitute

1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar - may use regular vinegar

Salt - as per taste

Red Chili Powder - as per taste

Black Pepper Powder - as per taste

Instructions

  1. * If using wooden skewers, then soak them in water for 15 minutes (this prevent skewers from burning).
  2. Add all the spice mix in a bowl and whisk to form a smooth paste.
  3. Add copped vegetables, 1tbsp oil and tofu in the paste
  4. Transfer the content of the bowl in a large ziploc bag and mix everything in it.
  5. Keep the ziplock bag in fridge for 15 minutes or longer for the veggies, tofu to absorb the spices nicely.
  6. Fire up the grill and add wood or coal as per choice.
  7. Remove the bag from fridge.
  8. Add veggies and tofu on each skewer (as per choice).
  9. Brush each side of the skewered veggies+tofu with oil and place on grill.
  10. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  11. Turn to another side and grill another 2-3 minutes (keep an eye as tofu burns easily).
  12. Once the veggies are cooked, remove skewers from the grill.
  13. Transfer to serving plate and serve along with tamarind sauce or any other sauce.
Cuisine: Thai | Recipe Type: Appetizer , Brunch
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Calories
219 cal
Fat
17 g
Carbs
5 g
Protein
12 g


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18 Replies to "Sweet-Spicy Thai Basil Tofu Skewers"

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    Tina Dawson | Love is in my tummy June 9, 2017 (11:45 pm)
    I am literally dying to make these - the flavors are just so amazing! And that color! yumm!!!
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    Adriana Lopez Martn June 10, 2017 (4:07 am)
    You always have the best recipes, I am not fan of tofu I have to confess but served like this I would eat it. So beautiful and those ingredients I bet make this tofu so tasty.
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      Molly Kumar June 11, 2017 (11:26 am)
      Awee, thanks Adriana and I'm so glad you liked the recipe.
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    Christine June 10, 2017 (2:34 pm)
    Yum! Love how amazing these look. Perfect for summer, cooking out, and having friends over!
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    Veena Azmanov June 10, 2017 (6:29 pm)
    I love the idea of Tofu skewers!! And I am love the color you have on these...! The Basic sounds so refreshing Molly! Cant' wait to try this.
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      Molly Kumar June 11, 2017 (11:24 am)
      Thanks Veena and I'm sure you're going to love them.
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    Byron Thomas June 11, 2017 (11:07 am)
    These are absolutely perfect and absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to make them. I have two vegetarians in my family and summer grilling is so hectic because I feel like we just grill the same thing over and over again. I have grilled tofu before, but I really feeling the thai basil flavours. Gotta make this very, very soon!
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      Molly Kumar June 11, 2017 (11:23 am)
      Thank you so much Byron, I look forward to you trying the Tofu Skewers soon :)
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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy June 11, 2017 (1:29 pm)
    I will admit I am not a tofu fan, but maybe this might change my mind. I am a fan of these awesome little cubes. So easy to use, and I am not throwing out bad herbs that were not used up. Love grilling season...fire up the grill..
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    Stephanie@ApplesforCJ June 11, 2017 (1:31 pm)
    These tofu skewers sound so delicious. I haven't tried any tofu lately but this sounds like a Yummy way to do it. Love the thai flavors that you used for this.
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    Amanda June 11, 2017 (3:06 pm)
    These are gorgeous. I'm not vegan, but I would have no problem enjoying these. I have to share this with my vegan-gf friends!
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    Swathi June 11, 2017 (9:03 pm)
    I need to look for Dorot. Your tofu skewers is delicious adding spicy touch to tofu always does wonders. I like spicy tofu rather than soyasauce one. Next time when I plan to grill I am going to make your marinade.
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    Daniela Anderson June 12, 2017 (1:12 pm)
    I have never tried to grill tofu, l am obviously missing out big time, these skewers look great. Basil makes everything taste great, isn't it? I love the great colours, I m getting pretty hungry now.
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    Sarah June 12, 2017 (7:16 pm)
    What a great recipe for the grill! Always looking for more veggie friendly recipes!
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    Kylee from Kylee Cooks June 15, 2017 (4:22 pm)
    I LOVE dorot!! They work so amazingly for this kind of thing. So convenient, so fresh - so DELICIOUS!
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