About a week ago I finally made a dish with some tempeh I had. I was nervous, but followed some key instruction and a little more of cooking sense and it turned out very good.
I created a toss about of sorts as I always do, but instead of adding chicken, sausage or other animal protein, I added the tempeh. To our surprise the tempeh had a lovely flavor and a great meaty and hearty texture to it. A texture that lacks when using a firm tofu.
I love tofu, but prefer it in soups when keeping its soft texture. Otherwise I like it breaded or baked to give it some heartier mouth feel. The tempeh has plenty of texture and can withstand being tossed about with veg.
So with the tempeh I cut it into large cubes and in a bowl marinated it with some soy sauce, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and some teriyaki sauce. I let it marinade for about 20 minutes tossing while I chopped the veg.
In a pan I seared some onion, garlic and pepper until wilted then added some halved Brussel sprouts and tossed until they began to develop some brown spots. I then added the tempeh and tossed some more before adding some veg broth and let simmer a few minutes. During this process I boiled up some macaroni and strained them. I tossed the macaroni in with the veg mixture and served hot.
I'll be using and making tempeh again. It was a nice surprise.