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Grilled Tofu on a Stick (Tofu Dengaku)

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“This Japanese dish makes a nice appetizer or snack. No muss no fuss because it's served on a stick. From Japanese Cuisine For Everyone b yYukiko Moriyama.”
8 skewers

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Spread miso on one side of the tofu (a pastry brush will do the job.).
  4. 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.
  5. Arrange on a plate and serve.

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