SPICING UP BORING TOFU
Q Please suggest an Indian recipe with tofu. I’ve tried curries but they don’t taste very nice.
A Tofu has a distinct texture and flavour, so it can be tricky to use it in place of paneer, the common cheese found in Indian food. However, I love tomake skewered kebabs with it, especially with an Asian touch.
Preheat the grill. Soak 8 shallots or button onions in a bowl of boiling water for 5 minutes. Boil 8 small potatoes in a pan for about 7minutes or until tender. Drain and pat dry.
Meanwhile, prepare the marinade. Whisk together 2 tbsp tomato purée, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp sunflower oil, 1 tbsp clear honey and 1 tbsp whole grain mustard. Season, keeping in mind that soy sauce is quite salty. Cut 300g of tofu into chunky cubes and toss in the marinade. Set aside.
Next, prep your veggies. Peel and slice 1 courgette into thick roundels and deseed and dice 1 red pepper. Peel the soaked onions and soak them for another 3minutes in boiling water. Drain.
Skewer all the vegetables and grill for about 10 minutes, turning frequently. Brush the veggies with any excess marinade before serving.