Tofu on Stilts / Dengaku

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 48


2 pieces tofu (each 1 pound) extra-firm
1/2 cup white miso
2 tablespoons rice cooking wine, mirin, (sweet rice wine) or cream sherry
2 tablespoons sake
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


1. Rinse the tofu under cold running water and drain. Place a cutting board on a slight incline in the sink. Place the tofu on the cutting board and put a heavy plate or pot lid on top of it to press out the excess liquid. This will take about 30 minutes.

2. If desired, set up the grill for grateless grilling. Preheat the grill to high.

3. Combine the miso, mirin, sake, sugar, and mayonnaise in the top of a double boiler and whisk until smooth. Cook the sauce over gently simmering water until thick and creamy, about 3 minutes.

4. Cut each piece of tofu horizontally in half, then cut each of the resultant pieces in half crosswise. Push 2 skewers through each piece of tofu, starting at one narrow end.

5. When ready to cook, arrange the tofu on the grill as described in the grateless method or oil the grill grate and arrange the tofu directly on it. Grill, turning with a spatula, until lightly browned on each side, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Brush with miso glaze as the tofu cooks. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.

Serves 4

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 48
Calories from Fat: 25

This Tofu on Stilts / Dengaku recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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