tamari-marinated tempeh

http://calgaryavansino.com/recipes/tamari-marinated-tempeh/

  • Serves

    makes 3-4 servings

  • Preparation Time

    5 minutes

  • Cooking Time

    10-15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3–4 garlic cloves, peeled but left whole, or to taste
  • 1–2 tbsp toasted sesame oil (or extra virgin olive oil if not available)
  • 1/4 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 200g tempeh, cut into 1/2 cm slices (about 12 slices)
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (not suitable for vegans or vegetarians)
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 3–4 garlic cloves, peeled but left whole, or to taste
  • 1–2 tbsp toasted sesame oil (or extra virgin olive oil if not available)
  • 1/4 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 cups tempeh, cut into 1/2 cm slices (about 12 slices)
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (not suitable for vegans or vegetarians)
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • juice of 2 lemons
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We make tempeh for brunch, lunch or dinner; when I was pregnant I would dream about it for breakfast. It’s a delicious plant-based choice packed with protein and fibre. Give it a go today! You can find out more about it here.

In a sauté pan over low-medium heat, heat the garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil for about 5 minutes, until the garlic is browned. Then add the onion, mustard seeds and pepper and continue to cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes or until the onion is soft and transparent.

Add the sliced tempeh, Worcestershire sauce, tamari and lemon juice to the pan. Allow everything to simmer until the liquid has reduced to a thick paste, about 10–15 minutes. Remove as much of the reduced liquid as you can from the pan with a spoon and save it to use as a delicious condiment on your sandwiches.

Add another tablespoon of oil if your pan is now dry and continue to cook the tempeh strips for another 10 minutes, until most of the moisture has been removed and they become darker in colour. They will begin to look a bit like cooked bacon (a much better bacon!).

Once ready, remove from the pan and serve. Tempeh is delicious as a side on a plant-based plate or chopped on top of a salad.