Glazed tofu kababs

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Firm tofu; reduced fat
32 smalls Pitted prunes
1 Fresh pineapple
½ cup Apricot jam
½ cup Soy sauce
3 cloves Garlic; minced
1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil

FOR THE GLAZE

Press the tofu under a heavy skillet for 30 minutes to get out excess moisture. Cut into 32¾-inch cubes. Meanwhile, plump the prunes by placing in warm water covering for 30 minutes. rain well. Peel and core the pineapple and cut into 32 ¾-inch cubes. For the glaze, combine the jam, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes whisking steadily. Correct the seasoning, adding more soy sauce or sesame oil to taste. Marinate the tofu and prunes in the glaze for 2 hours, turning gently. Thread the ingredients onto eight 10-inch skewers, alternating tofu, prune and pineapple. Reserve the marinade. Preheat the grill or broiler. Grill the kebabs over a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until cooked, basting with the glaze. Or cook them under the broiler on a sheet of foil that has been spray-oiled. Brush the kebabs one last time with the glaze before serving.

Nutritional info per serving: 395 cal; 12g pro, 81g carb, 6g fat (13%) Exchanges: ⅒ veg, 4.3 fruit, 1.3 meat, .3 fat Source: High-Flavor low-fat Vegetarian Cooking by Steven Raichlen (Viking) Miami Herald, 8/31/95 format: 8/5/96, Lisa Crawford

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