Barbecued Tempeh

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    Place tempeh in a medium-sized saucepan with water. Cover and bring to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Drain tempeh and pat to remove excess water. Set aside.
    Place oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add tempeh and cook, turning, until brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
    Add the onion, garlic and ginger to the skillet. Cover and cook, stirring a few times until softened, about 5 minutes.
    Stir in the tomatoes, molasses, mustard, tamari, vinegar and cayenne and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, to thicken the sauce slightly and develop the flavors, about 13-15 minutes.
    Return tempeh to the sauce, and cook for 10 minutes longer. Serve warm.


    1 pound (16-ounce) tempeh, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1-2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 small yellow onion, minced
    1/8 teaspoon cayenne
    1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
    1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
    1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
    1 tablespoon rice vinegar

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    20 mins

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      Points +4

      Non Veg
      Posted on 03 Dec 2013

      I will be trying this recipe. I WANT to love tempeh, but so far, it's been a rough road:)

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      Nocturne Prince

      Points +15

      Posted on 17 Mar 2009

      Tempeh is a delicious food! Seriously! ;D


      Points +56

      Posted on 16 Jan 2011

      Make sure the tempeh is brown and crispy, then it is very good.


      Points +23

      Mostly Veg
      Posted on 30 Apr 2013

      I haven't used tempeh yet. Why do you boil it before you fry it?


      Points +3635

      Posted on 04 Feb 2013

      Boiling the tempeh softens it and makes the grains and soybean easier to chew and digest.

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