Savory broiled tofu kebabs with pumpkin soup
800g pumpkin, cut into cubes
extra virgin olive oil
mild curry powder
salt, ground black pepper
500-600 ml vegetable broth, warm
Savory broiled tofu
200g firm tofu
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil + 1 tablespoon sesame oil
fresh ginger, grated
Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onion and pumpkin and sauté for a few minutes. Add salt, black pepper and a teaspoon of mild curry and continue cooking for another 5 minutes, stirring often.
Cover with vegetable broth, adding some boiling water if needed. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 30 minutes, until the pumpkin softens.
Use an immersion blender to purée the soup. Add salt if necessary.
Savory broiled tofu
In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients (soy sauce + oil + maple syrup + ginger), add the tofu and stir gently to coat it with the sauce. Chill in the fridge for 15-30 minutes, then transfer the tofu to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brush with the remaining sauce. Broil until the tofu is golden brown and slightly crispy, turning the pieces over occasionally so they cook evenly.
Serve the warm pumpkin soup along with a SAMURAI LOVE SKEWER made in bamboo with handmade knot.
Note: You can also broil the tofu directly on the skewers instead of using a baking sheet. Soak your skewers in water for 30 minutes before using them to prevent them from burning.
Recipe from Nomnom q.b.
What’s better than hot, creamy pumpkin soup to warm you up on cold winter evenings? And with a pinch of curry or garam masala, you’ll have a truly delicious flavourful soup.
I kept the touch of Thai for the tofu skewers, marinating them in a sweet and sour sauce that pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the pumpkin, and a slightly spicy, citrusy touch from fresh grated ginger.
This recipe is very easy to prepare and you can serve it for happy hour, as an appetizer, or as a main to share with your friends. For instance, you can serve it along with spicy soy noodles with vegetables or steamed dumplings. To present this dish with a touch of glam and elegance, I used Samurai Love bamboo skewers with handcrafted knot. Absolutely perfect for a romantic dinner.