Recommended vegetables for the grill: quartered ears of corn, Japanese eggplants cut into 1/2 " rounds, trimmed asparagus spears, 3/4" thick onion wedges, 3/4 " thick bell pepper strips, and large carrots sliced on the diagonal.
Makes 6 Servings
Grilled Marinated Tofu
Nutrition Analysis: per serving: 4 ounces Calories 115 Protein 6g., Carb 2g, Fiber 1g, Fat 7g, Chol 0.0mg, Calcium 100mg, Sodium 64mg. Calories from Protein 22%, Calories from Carb 5%, Calories from Fat 59% (which seems high only because the calories are so low).
Traditional Grilled Marinated Beef
Nutrition Analysis: per serving: 4 ounces Calories 423, Protein 18g, Carb 1g, Fiber 0g, Fat 38g, Chol 85, Calcium 3mg, Sodium 575mg. Calories from Protein 18%, Calories from Carb 1%, Calories from Fat 81%.
Notes on Ingredients:
Firm Chinese style tofu -- Firm, extra firm, and super firm are all excellent choices here and the degree of density is a all a matter of taste. Available from White Wave, Nasoya, and Soy Deli among other brands at health food stores and supermarkets.
Vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce -- A condiment with all of the zest and flavor without anchovies or any artificial ingredients. Available at health food stores from The Wizard or Robbies.
Tamari -- A wheat-free, natural soy sauce, richer and slightly stronger than traditional soy sauce. Tamari is available in health food stores, Asian markets, and some supermarkets.
Miso is a rich, smooth paste fermented from soybeans and a grain such as rice or barley and aged one to three years. Miso has a consistency somewhat like peanut butter and should be stored in the refrigerator, where it will keep for several months. Available in Japanese markets and health food stores, from Cold Mountain, and Westbrae Foods, among others.
Reprinted with permission, The Enlightened Kitchen, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ©Marie Oser 2002
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