Jerk Spiced Tofu Kebobs


1 box super-firm tofu- thoroughly drained and pat dry (until no moisture is released when pressed) and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 red pepper – chopped into 1 inch cubes
2 medium sized red onions- chopped into 1 inch cubes
3-4 tbsp Jamaican jerk Spice (please see below for recipe if you haven’t had a chance to travel to Jamaica recently :-p)
6 cloves garlic – peeled
1 inch piece of fresh ginger
1 whole habanero pepper
1 bunch scallions- chopped
2 heaping tbsp brown sugar (light or brown is fine)
sprinkle of fresh nutmeg
1/2 extra virgin olive oil
fresh lime juice from 1 lime
splash of low sodium soy sauce
4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme- leaves taken off the stems
For homemade Jamaica Seasoning:
1 tbsp crushed chilli powder
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp fresh nutmeg
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dry thyme
1 tsp dry coriander powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon


1. Mix all the ingredients for the homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning together and set aside for marinade.Place all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and almost a consistency of a thick liquid. Place the tofu, red pepper and onions in a large foil tray and pour the marinade over- reserve about 1/2 on the side for basting and a dipping sauce.
2. For best results, marinate the tofu and veggie for about 3-4 hours.
3. Spray a metal BBQ tray with grilling cooking spray and place over a hot BBQ. Once the tray is hot, place the marinated tofu and veggie on the tray. Close the BBQ lid and grill for about 5 minutes. Flip once, and grill for another 5-7 minutes or until tender and slightly charred. Place on a serving platter and while its hot, sprinkle with chopped chives/scallions. Serve with the reserved jerk sauce.


If you like spicy, sweet and bold delicious flavors, then you’re going to love this recipe. The tofu is moist and flavorful, you won’t ever miss the chicken! One of our family friends who strongly dislike vegetarian food tried the Jerk Tofu and instantly fell in love – he finished the whole plate (no lies here!).

Other Names:

jerk chicken, tofu kebobs, vegan, BBQ, jamaica


Serves 4-5 people


Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:31am


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