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Tofu Skewers with Jerk Barbecue Sauce and Grilled Coleslaw
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Tofu Skewers with Jerk Barbecue Sauce and Grilled Coleslaw

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2010

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  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 1 pkg (454 g) 1pkg (454 g)firm tofu or extra-firm tofu
  • 2 2cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspsodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 1sweet red peppersweet red peppers
  • 1 1sweet orange peppersweet orange peppers
  • 1 1sweet yellow peppersweet yellow peppers
  • 6 6green oniongreen onions, (white parts only)
  • Grilled Coleslaw Recipe

Jerk Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 cup 1cupbottled strained tomatoes, (passata)
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspfancy molasses
  • 4 tsp 4tspprepared jerk sauce
  • 2 tsp 2tspmalt vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspdried thyme


Jerk Barbecue Sauce: In pan, bring tomatoes, molasses, jerk sauce, vinegar and thyme to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup (125 mL), 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cut tofu into 24 cubes. In bowl, toss tofu, garlic, soy sauce and oil; let stand for 10 minutes.

Cut each red, orange and yellow pepper into 24 pieces; cut each onion in half. Thread vegetables and tofu alternately onto soaked wooden skewers; brush with sauce.

Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning and brushing with sauce, until vegetables are tender and slightly browned. Serve with coleslaw.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 201 pro 9g total fat 10g sat. fat 2g
carb 23g fibre 4g chol 2mg sodium 639mg
potassium 575mg

% RDI:

calcium 22 iron 24 vit A 31 vit C 197
folate 28
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