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Spicy Sweet Pineapple Tofu Skewers

A delicious, spicy-sweet pineapple sauce coats tofu chunks, green pepper, and pineapple pieces ~ making these Spicy Sweet Pineapple Tofu Skewers are a must-try! Serve them with a salad or some rice pilaf for a tasty and delicious vegetarian meal you and your loved ones are sure to love.

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I like people. From their stories to their company, people are pretty awesome beings – don’t you think?

However, I have a confession to make. Inspite of how much I like people, these days I find myself going to friend’s football hangouts for the food.

I know that’s pretty sad. I know I should be going for the company and the camaraderie, instead of the food. But, I have a reason. A good reason – at least in my opinion.

You see I’m trying to snack less during the week so it’s just logical that snacking should be plentiful on Saturdays and Sundays – right? And, football hangouts are notorious for their finger foods – right?

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Alas, I seem to have noticed a trend these days.

At just about every hangout I’ve been to, it’s been all about the beef burgers and ribs or chili.

Now, I’ve got nothing against ribs or burgers, and I can get down with a good bowl of chili occasionally.

But, I simply prefer options akin to these El Yucateco spiked beet burgers or these El Yucateco spiced pineapple & mango chicken packets.

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So, instead of munching on a veggie tray and have my stomach speak louder than my tongue, I decided to make and take these Spicy & Sweet Pineapple Tofu Skewers to the next football hangout I attend.

I had picked up some El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce and El Yucateco XXX Habanero Hot Sauce from Publix on my drive home from work and decided to combine them with honey, pineapple juice, tomato paste, cumin, coriander, and paprika to make a sweet and spicy sauce that was so delicious, we scraped the pan and managed to save some to make some chicken skewers with later this week.

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What are the ingredients to make these Sweet Spicy Tofu Skewers?

  • pineapple juice
  • El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce
  • El Yucateco XXX Habanero Hot Sauce
  • tomato paste
  • honey
  • cumin
  • coriander
  • paprika
  • extra firm tofu
  • wooden skewers in water
  • green bell pepper
  • fresh pineapple
  • grape tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • cilantro to garnish

How do you make these skewers?

This Spicy & Sweet Pineapple Tofu Skewers is a super easy recipe that comes together in less than an hour:

  • You start off by adding 2 cups of pineapple juice to a pan over a low flame.
  • Then add in 2 tablespoons of El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce and 2 tablespoons of El Yucateco XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik). * You can add less sauce if you’d rather this sauce be more sweet than spicy – but the sauce is a key flavoring component and cannot be left out entirely.
  • Also add in 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 3-4 tablespoons honey, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon coriander, 1/2 teaspoon paprika and a pinch of salt and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Then you want to take this off the stove and while it cools a tad, drain and dry a block of extra firm tofu on paper towels. Then cut the tofu into cubes and place the cubes in a dish and pour about 3-4 tablespoons over the cubes, making sure all the cubes are covered.
  • Then soak some wooden skewers in water.
  • Chop some green bell peppers and cube 1/4 of a fresh pineapple.
  • Assemble the skewers by adding a grape tomato, green bell pepper slice, 2 pieces of tofu, a cube of pineapple, another 2 pieces of tofu and finishing off with another bell pepper slice and finally a tomato. I made 6 skewers and brushed them with olive oil. I simply sautéed the remaining tofu, bell peppers and pineapple chunks to make a simple stir fry.
  • Assemble the skewers by adding a grape tomato, green bell pepper slice, 2 pieces of tofu, a cube of pineapple, another 2 pieces of tofu and finishing off with another bell pepper slice and finally a tomato. I made 6 skewers and brushed them with olive oil. I simply sautéed the remaining tofu, bell peppers and pineapple chunks to make a simple stir fry.
  • After the skewers are assembled, place them in an oven that’s been pre-heated to 400 degrees, for 15 minutes. Turn them once (brush with olive oil if needed) and let bake for another 15 minutes.
  • While the skewers are baking, place the leftover sauce on a low flame and let it reduce down to a thick sauce that will be served with the skewers.
Preparing Spicy & Sweet Pineapple Tofu Skewers #KingOfFlavor

El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce is made with fresh red habanero peppers, tomato, select spices, and seasonings and is the perfect “all-purpose” sauce.

It contains less vinegar than traditional hot sauces so the true flavor of the peppers shines through! El Yucateco XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik) – a favorite among hot sauce lovers – consists of 90% of the ripest habaneros giving it a rustic and earthy flavor.

Even though it is the spiciest, it isn’t so extremely hot that it cannot be used as an everyday sauce.

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If you are a fan of spicy-sweet combinations, then this Spicy and Sweet Pineapple Marinade/Sauce is a must-try! You can use it to sauté up some chicken or fish or brush it on some green pepper and pineapple chunks and tofu and whip up these skewers!

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Spicy & Sweet Pineapple Tofu Skewers #KingOfFlavor

Spicy & Sweet Pineapple Tofu Skewers

4.95 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Shashi
A delicious, spicy-sweet pineapple sauce coats tofu chunks, green pepper, and pineapple pieces ~ making these Spicy Sweet Pineapple Tofu Skewers are a must-try! some green pepper and pineapple chunks and tofu and whip up these skewers! Serve them with a salad or some rice pilaf for a tasty and delicious vegetarian meal you and your loved ones are sure to love.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons of El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of El Yucateco XXX Habanero Hot Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 block of extra firm tofu
  • 6 wooden skewers in water
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/4 of a fresh pineapple
  • grape tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • cilantro to garnish

Instructions

  • Add 2 cups of pineapple juice to a pan over a low flame
  • Then add in 2 tablespoons of El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce and 2 tablespoons of El Yucateco XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik). * You can add less sauce if you’d rather this sauce be more sweet than spicy – but the sauce is a key flavoring component and cannot be left out entirely.
  • Also, add in 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 3-4 tablespoons honey, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon coriander, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, and a pinch of salt and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Then you want to take this sauce/marinade to the stove and while it cools a tad, drain and dry a block of extra firm tofu on paper towels.
  • Then cut the tofu into cubes and place the cubes in a dish and pour about 3-4 tablespoons over the cubes, making sure all the cubes are covered.
  • Then soak some wooden skewers in water
  • Chop some green bell peppers and cube 1/4 of a fresh pineapple
  • Assemble the skewers by adding a grape tomato, green bell pepper slice, 2 pieces of tofu, a cube of pineapple, another 2 pieces of tofu, and finishing off with another bell pepper slice and finally a tomato. I made 6 skewers and brushed them with olive oil. I simply sautéed the remaining tofu, bell peppers, and pineapple chunks to make a simple stir fry
  • After the skewers are assembled, place them in an oven that’s been pre-heated to 400 degrees, for 15 minutes.
  • Turn them once (brush with olive oil if needed) and let bake for another 15 minutes.
  • While the skewers are baking, place the leftover sauce on a low flame and let it reduce down to a thick sauce that will be served with the skewers.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g
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38 Comments

  1. Shasi… I know you must like it really hot as I have tried the habanero fire sauce before and it packs a punch. Love your idea of baking during the off grilling season.

  2. Shashi… I know you must like it really hot as I have tried the habanero fire sauce before and it packs a punch. Love your idea of baking during the off grilling season.

  3. Ooh! Sounds and looks absolutely delicious! Plus, I’m really enjoying the tofu at the moment and I think Lynne and I will be integrating it more into our diets even after our “Vegan January”. So, thanks for this recipe. 🙂

  4. I like people too… but more so when I’m well fed 😉 Which is why I totally understand going to hand outs for the food 😆 And I love that you made these meatless, Shashi! I feel like tofu never gets the credit it deserves, when you can seriously spruce it up to be just as good as meat.

  5. Sports hangouts are ONLY about the food for me. I mean, food #1, people #2 and sports #3 😀 This looks delicious and I actually have tofu in my fridge that I need to use up.. This may just have to happen because that marinade sounds delicioussssssss.

  6. Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering just from looking at these delicious photographs! These skewers look amazing Shashi – pure tofu heaven. I love the sweet and spicy flavour too. Yummmm!!!

  7. Skewers are a great idea for football food, Shashi! And I never think about skewers in the winter since I usually grill ’em. But this would totally work indoors…and I’m also seriously loving that sauce. The sweet + spicy combo is probably incredibly addicting…which is the very definition of football food. You can come to my Super Bowl party anytime you’d like! (Just as long as you bring these skewers…) 🙂

  8. “I find myself going to friend’s football hangouts for the food.” this is the reason why I like you so much my friend. That and the food you make.
    I mean, look at these skewers with all that sticky sweet and spicy sauce…only one word comes to mind and that is AWESMAZING!

  9. Honestly, I would be at every party if the food looked like this. You must be loved in all parties, I am sure and hey, you are an awesome to be around for sure.
    Love this spicy skewers and what fabulous flavors going on in there. Btw, thats a habanero sauce I love to. The sweet and spicy tofu is all I’m thinking of now.
    Great recipe Sashi. Have an awesome week.

  10. Hey, football food is delicious!! I don’t blame you!! haha It’s my favorite part about football season 🙂

    These skewers sound awesome – I am all about anything sweet and savory!

  11. I’m totally guilty of hanging out with people because of the food around, too! If you were serving these up, I’d definitely want to come to the party 🙂

  12. I have never had tofu skewers, but they sound amazing!! I got a whole bunch of hot sauce for Christmas, and am looking for recipes to use them on!

  13. I snack a TON during the week and on the weekends, but I tend to snack on healthy stuff. And these skewers are totally my snacking JAM! LOVING the sweet and spicy combination, Shashi! And THANK YOU for using tofu! I love tofu, but I tend to forget about it for snacking and football games… obviously I need to fix that problem with these skewers! So delicious! Cheers my dear!
    P.S. I don’t think you are terrible for liking the food better than the people at football parties. I’m guilty of the same thing sometimes! 😉 xo

  14. Oh my goodness Shashi, I just got to giggling. I misread your statement that football games are notorious for finger foods. I and I thought you said food fights. So now I’m chuckling here, all by myself, about to heat up a bowl of Arroz Caldo. And of course these skewers look delightful and I wish I had these on my plate also. I like people too, friend. You. Have a beautiful day and stay away from germy ones like me. Cheers! xo

  15. Oh these sure look good! I love veggies on skewers and I would probably replace the tofu with paneer (hehe i’m an all out paneer girl!)… this is one party I would refuse to leave! Awesome recipe Shashi!

  16. Shasi… I know you must like it really hot as I have tried the habanero fire sauce before and it packs a punch. Love your idea of baking during the off grilling season.

  17. Shashi… I know you must like it really hot as I have tried the habanero fire sauce before and it packs a punch. Love your idea of baking during the off grilling season.

  18. Ooh! Sounds and looks absolutely delicious! Plus, I’m really enjoying the tofu at the moment and I think Lynne and I will be integrating it more into our diets even after our “Vegan January”. So, thanks for this recipe. 🙂

  19. Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering just from looking at these delicious photographs! These skewers look amazing Shashi – pure tofu heaven. I love the sweet and spicy flavour too. Yummmm!!!

  20. What a unique, new way to enjoy tofu! I might even be able to get my husband to eat these since they are drizzled in sweet and spicy pineapplely goodness. Pinning!

  21. Honestly, I would be at every party if the food looked like this. You must be loved in all parties, I am sure and hey, you are an awesome to be around for sure.
    Love this spicy skewers and what fabulous flavors going on in there. Btw, thats a habanero sauce I love to. The sweet and spicy tofu is all I’m thinking of now.
    Great recipe Sashi. Have an awesome week.

  22. I snack a TON during the week and on the weekends, but I tend to snack on healthy stuff. And these skewers are totally my snacking JAM! LOVING the sweet and spicy combination, Shashi! And THANK YOU for using tofu! I love tofu, but I tend to forget about it for snacking and football games… obviously I need to fix that problem with these skewers! So delicious! Cheers my dear!
    P.S. I don’t think you are terrible for liking the food better than the people at football parties. I’m guilty of the same thing sometimes! 😉 xo

  23. Oh my goodness Shashi, I just got to giggling. I misread your statement that football games are notorious for finger foods. I and I thought you said food fights. So now I’m chuckling here, all by myself, about to heat up a bowl of Arroz Caldo. And of course these skewers look delightful and I wish I had these on my plate also. I like people too, friend. You. Have a beautiful day and stay away from germy ones like me. Cheers! xo

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