Grilled Tofu on a Stick (Tofu Dengaku)

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 8 skewers
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 24
    ounces firm tofu, well drained
  • 1
    tablespoon mirin
  • 1 12
    tablespoons sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons dashi
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 3
    ounces shiro miso aka yellow miso
  • 1
    tablespoon oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put miso, mirin, sugar and dashi in a pan and cook, stirring constantly , over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add egg yolk and mix well until glossy. Remove from heat.
  • Cut tofu into 8 blocks (small popsicle shapes). In a 12" frying pan, heat oil on medium high. Add tofu and sauté, turning carefully so the blocks don't break, until medium brown.
  • Spread miso on one side of the tofu (a pastry brush will do the job.).
  • Skewer each piece of tofu with a skewer or wooden stick about 3-1/2 inches long and strong enough to hold up the tofu. A double pronged stick works well.
  • Arrange on a plate and serve.
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