This post is a guest post from Ben Smith, a former semi-pro cyclist and a big eater. Now he is just a big eater. He writes about barbecue (mostly) for lazy chefs at The Online Grill.
Being vegan at a barbecue can be testing. Beyond salads and sometimes dull veggie burgers, it can be difficult to think up meat-free options that are both filling and fun. Enter these tofu BBQ skewers. Not only are they meat-free, but they’re delicious and filling. They are a great alternative to their chicken counterparts. Now before you click away, I know what you’re thinking: “Tofu? Really?”. But hear me out. I think tofu gets a bad rap, and unfairly. A lot of people think it’s a wet, mushy, bland mess. But the truth is there are a whole variety of ways to prepare it, all with their own distinct tastes and textures.
If you think of tofu as a bland blob, then I’d wager that you haven’t had it prepared properly. And hopefully this recipe today will be the one to change your mind. If you can get the preparation right, then you’re well on your way to making a legitimate, delicious meat substitute.