Tofu and Mushroom-Onion Skewers with Plum Dipping Sauce
Place tofu in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the Tare Glaze; toss gently to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight, tossing occasionally. Cover and chill remaining glaze until needed.
If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes. For red plum sauce, in a small saucepan combine next seven ingredients (through five-spice powder). Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro; cover to keep warm.
Drain tofu, discarding marinade. Gently toss tofu with 2 Tbsp. of the oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Thread tofu onto skewers, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces.
Alternately thread mushrooms and green onions onto skewers, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces. Brush with remaining 2 Tbsp. oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brush with some of the remaining glaze.
Grease grill rack. Grill tofu and vegetable skewers, uncovered, over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown, turning and brushing once with remaining glaze.
If desired, sprinkle tofu and vegetables with peanuts and additional cilantro. Serve with red plum sauce.
In a small saucepan combine broth, wine, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, fish sauce, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup; cool. Strain sauce through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.