Pineapple and tofu kebabs with coconut millet

Our weather forecast has looked something like this for the past 5 days. I don’t know how much more I can take. Especially when I have to work 9 hour shifts outdoors in this!

But instead of being miserable, I’ve just decided to pretend I’m in Hawaii, lounging in the hot sun and drinking pina coladas on the beach. A girl can dream, right?

It was with thoughts of pina coladas that I came up with these pineapple and tofu kebabs with coconut millet.

Pineapple and tofu kebabs with coconut millet

Pineapple and tofu kebabs with coconut millet

Serves 3-4 | Vegan

Kebabs
1 block of tofu (450 g)
6 chopped rings of pineapple
1/2 a large red onion
1 small yellow pepper
1 small red pepper

Marinade
Juice of 2 limes
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp sweet Thai chili sauce

Coconut millet
1 cup of raw millet
1.5 cups of water
1.5 cups of coconut milk
2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut

Assemble kebabs and let sit in a shallow dish with the marinade for 15 minutes, turning to coat every so often. Grill on BBQ until tofu has browned and veggies are lightly charred. Brush the remaining marinade on top.

In a small pot, bring water and coconut milk to a boil. Add the millet then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Stir in shredded coconut before serving.

Pineapple and tofu kebabs with coconut millet

Luckily we have an indoor grill on our stove because there was no way I was using the BBQ out in the pouring rain! I did brave the downpour to snap some pictures out on our deck though. Oh, the things we do as food bloggers…

Is it just me, or has this been the worst spring ever?

What are your favourite kebab ingredients?

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21 Responses to Pineapple and tofu kebabs with coconut millet

  1. I have no idea what celsius temperatures equal to but that looks miserable, haha! I love kebabs with shrimp, chicken, pineapple, and tomatoes! :)

  2. Here in montreal too it's been raining for the past week with no signs of clearing up in the next few days :( At least that dinner looks nice and sunny :)

  3. Why must us Northerners suffer? This sorry excuse for "spring" is driving me nuts! Lovely dinner, however!

  4. Love those kebabs, they look so yummy! Luckily the weather has been pretty good in Miami, it's all sun today :)

  5. Seriously! I thought that May was for flowers! I love kabobs and your marinade! I will definitely be using this!

  6. I LOVE pineapple on my kebabs! And We've been getting a lot of rain lately too. Lame.

  7. I havent seen the sun for DAYS.And I LOVE millet! I have never thought of cooking it in coconut water. Genius! I'm trying this ASAP.

  8. Oh that's not happy weather at all :( Our spring has been surprisingly nice so far, so I hope the sunshine makes it way over to your neck of the woods soon!

  9. Sorry about the rain. I still haven't tried millet yet. It sounds like I'm missing out though. My fav kabob ingredients are shrimp, mushrooms, and anything with terriyaki!

  10. Ugh, it's been beyond terrible in Chicago too. So much rain. We haven't even had spring. I think we're going right from winter to summer. Love kabobs!! My favorite are chicken with lots of veggies!

  11. It's super rainy in New Jersey too! It's humid and nasty. I feel so icky when I'm outside and my hair frizzes up like crazy.Those kebabs sound soooo good! I like grilled fruit kebabs best.

  12. Aww boo to rain! Apparently it has been rainy at home (NC) as well but here in Australia it's been a nice autumn so far. I'm ready for warmth though!

  13. It is certainly not your imagination, this weather just plain sucks :(I like a mix of flavors on kebabs- sweet and crunchy veggies, chicken and grilled fruit :)

  14. yes, worst spring ever :[ pity party! lots of rain here, too. luckily it hasn't been quite as bad as it was forcast to be, but regardless, it hasn't been great, either. sun, where are you?!these kebabs look delicious. I was wondering how you were grilling in the rain, thanks for clearing that up :P i can't wait to grill…

  15. This has definitely been the worst spring ever. Millet is definitely something I want to try and this dish looks amazing!

  16. That looks like an awesome dinner! So hawaiian! Onions and peppers are a must on my kebabs! Summer get in here now!

  17. Yum, tofu kabobs! I really want to grill the tofu in the fridge. Everything is better with that smokey grilled flavor!

  18. Our weather forecasts mirror each other…bleh! On the other hand, your dinner looks fab! So colorful and springlike. :)

  19. ahhh sorrry bout the weather! the spring here has ebeen pretty good!! its a shocker for london! i LOVE KEBABSS!

  20. Yum! loved the marinade on the tofu.

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