Pacific Rim Brochettes

Recipe: Pacific Rim Brochettes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Extra firm tofu, drained
  • 1 ea Stalk fresh lemon grass
  • 1/2 bn Fresh mint, chopped
  • 6 ea Garlic cloves
  • 1 ea Serrano pepper, seeded & — minced
  • 2 tb Cilantro stems, chopped
  • 2 tb Fresh ginger, chopped
  • 3 ea Green onions, chopped
  • 1 ts Peanut butter, optional
  • 2 tb Brown sugar
  • 1 tb Coconut milk, optional Juice of
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 c Liquid tamarind
  • 2 tb Soy sauce

Brochettes

  • 6 ea Green onions
  • 2 md Tomatoes, cut into eighths
  • 6 sm Jalapeno peppers, optional
  • 1/4 lb Snow peas
  • 1/4 lb Button mushrooms

Instructions

  1. Cliantro leaves to garnish Gently pres tofu between kitchen towels to remove excess water. Slice into pieces 2″ X 1″ X 1/2″.
  2. Cut each chunk crosswise & set aside. Slice & discard all but bottom 3″ of lemon grass. With a wooden mallet, pound the base to release the aromatic oils.
  3. In a food processor, combine lemon grass with mint, ginger, garlic, pepper, cilantro & gren onions.
  4. Process in short bursts for 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients & process for 1 minute. Transfer to glass container & add tofu pieces. Cover & marinate for 4 to 6 hours.

BROCHETTE:

  1. Prepare grill. Trim green onions to 2″ pieces. Place vegetables & tofu on sqewers, alternating for colour. (Group snow peas i threes so they don’t cook too quickly).
  2. Place skewers on hot grill & brush with remaining marinade. Grill, turning once till vegetables are tender.
  3. Should take 5 minutes or so. Garnish with cilantro & serve.

Number of servings (yield): 3

Meal type: brunch

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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