Tofu holds up beautifully on the grill as long as you use the firm nigari kind. You’ll need 4 metal skewers (10 to 12 in. each) or wooden skewers soaked in water to prevent burning.
Pair with a spicy, loamy Pinot Noir like Blackstone Sonoma Reserve 2007 (Sonoma County; $20).
Recipe: Japanese Tofu Skewers on Soba