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chamaecyparis
« on: March 20, 2007 03:34:33 PM »

Anyone have any great recipes for tempeh?

I've had it before, and while I don't actually dislike it, I've just never been that enthusiastic about it.  But I'm trying to get more soy (and B12) into my diet, so I picked some up at the grocery store this week.  So, if you have any tempeh recipes that you absolutely love, they'd be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!   Smiley I always get helpful suggestions from this board.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007 03:38:57 PM »

I don't have "recipes" but I cook mine like this:

lightly coat pan with oil. Sautee onion and garlic (maybe a bit of ginger?) in pan. Toss in chopped tempeh and soy sauce. cook until lightly browned.

You can always add other spices- chili powder, thyme, paprika...depending on the dish.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007 05:11:13 PM »

hey i just have a quick question, does tempeh have it's own flavor or is it more of a tofu where it'll take on the flavor of whatever you cook it with??
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007 05:13:05 PM »

Ha, I don't have recipes either, really...more like "general guidelines" Wink

Thanks for your suggestion, I tried it out tonight and it was pretty good, although I think I used too much soy sauce (it was a little too salty).  I ate it with Peruvian Blue mashed potatoes, I wish I had a picture, they're such a pretty color Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007 05:16:14 PM »

It does have its own flavor but its not too strong.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2007 03:13:22 PM »

I just had tempeh last night!  It was really delicious.  I made cajun spice rubbed tempeh. 

First, I recommend always poaching your tempeh before using it in your main dish, as this will eliminate the bitter taste tempeh sometimes has.  Just put it in a saucepan and cover with water & simmer on low for about 10 minutes.  When it's finished, pat dry and it's ready to use!

Cajun Spice-Rubbed Tempeh

1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp brown sugar or natural sweetner
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne
Two 8-ounce packages tempeh, poached & cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
1/4 cup oil

1.  Combine all the spiles in a small, shallow bowl and set aside.

2.  Lightly brush the tempeh with some of the oil, then dredge it in the spice mixture, gently rubbing the spices into the tempeh with your hands. 

3.  Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook the tempeh in batches until crisp and well browned, about 5 minutes per side.  Serve hot.

I served this with steamed asparagus and onion rice!  Hope you try it and enjoy!  Wink


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chamaecyparis
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2007 03:44:24 PM »

Thanks for the tip about parboiling it, that sounds like a good idea.  The cajun spice tempeh sounds really good, I'll have to try it!
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2007 09:55:49 AM »

I'm slightly addicted to the tempeh bacon in Vegan with a Vengence, or as I've been calling it, faken'.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007 12:28:39 PM »

The tempeh sausage crumbles and the Baking Powder Biscuits with White Bean Tempeh Sausage Gravy from Vegan With a Vengeance are crazy good!
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chamaecyparis
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2007 02:28:32 PM »

Thanks for all the tips, I'm slowly being converted into a tempeh fan!
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