Photo: Baked Vegetable Yakitori

Baked Vegetable Yakitori

Delicious roasted vegetables on skewers make a fun and tidy party dish! Allow wooden or bamboo skewers to soak for at least 20 minutes in warm water to prevent them from burning.

Yield: 
10-12 Skewers

Recipe Categories:

Appetizers and Sides Vegan

Updated: Mon, 04/02/2018 - 9:59pm

Ingredients

  • ¼ pound Okinawan sweet potato
  • 1 leek
  • 1 shallot
  • 5-6 button mushrooms
  • 1 bell pepper, any color
  • 1½ cup mirin
  • ¾ cup soy sauce, tamari or liquid aminos
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2-3 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

    Recommended Materials: 10-12 wooden, bamboo or metal skewers

Instructions

  1. Chop Okinawan sweet potatoes into bite-sized chunks and let sit in a bowl of water for 10 minutes to soften.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  3. Cut remaining vegetables into small bite sized chunks.
  4. Combine mirin, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and lemon juice in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Whisking frequently, allow mixture to reduce to about ½ of original measurement - about 1½ cups. Set aside.
  5. While sauce is reducing, skewer vegetables in any desired order and place on baking sheet.
  6. Set oven to broil.
  7. Brush sauce over skewers. Broil vegetables for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and turn skewers carefully and brush with sauce. Return to oven for another 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve to your party guests immediately and enjoy!