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How to prepare Beer-Brushed Tofu Skewers with Barley ?


Preparation time: 10 mins 

Cooking time: 45 mins 

Serving: 4


  • 1 (12-oz.) bottle brown ale
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 12 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained, cut into 1 1/2-in. cubes, and patted dry
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 zucchini (about 10 oz.), cut lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick planks 1-pint cherry tomatoes, halved 3 cups loosely packed arugula (about 2 1/2 oz.)
  • 2 cups cooked barley
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  1. Preheat grill to high (450°F to 550°F).
  2. Bring beer, honey, and red pepper to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup.
  3. Thread tofu cubes onto 4 (6-inch) skewers. Coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Brush tofu and zucchini with beer mixture. Arrange tofu skewers and zucchini in a single layer on grill grate coated with cooking spray. Grill tofu, brushing often with beer mixture, 2 to 3 minutes per side or until grill marks appear. Cook zucchini 3 to 4 minutes per side or until tender and grill marks appear. Remove from grill; coarsely chop zucchini.
  4. Toss together zucchini, tomatoes, arugula, barley, oil, vinegar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon each pepper and salt in a large bowl. Top barley mixture with tofu.

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