Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Lost and Found: Tempeh

BBQ Tempeh w. Sauteed Mixed Vegetables

A lot like Tofu, up until recently, you never really see Tempeh on my blog. It is one of those proteins that I purchase quite a bit that gets lost, has his picture put on a box of soymilk and is then eventually found in the back of my fridge..but it's too late by then. He's gone and there is nothing that can be done. To me this is very funny because when I first became a vegetarian waaaaay back when, tempeh is what I tried, liked and ate quite a bit. How I lost this love a fare with the fermented product is beyond me. A few weeks ago I purchased another 2 packs of tempeh! What? I decided I will not let him see yet another fridge death and cook him up.

I first need to admit that I've never made my own BBQ sauce. This time is no different. That tempeh up there is marinated and baked in a store bought jar sauce who's name escapes me. It isn't anything special but it's still good. I'd like to make my own sauce but when the mood strikes I don't have any ingredients on hand and don't want to go to the store to buy them.

The tempeh was first steamed for about 10 minutes. Then placed in a square glass baking dish and covered with the BBQ sauce and marinated for about 30 minutes before being put in a 400 degree oven until it became all sticky and gooey flipping once or twice. The tempeh was succulent and sweet and I couldn't stop eating it. I have a few pieces leftover and am wishing that I had a ciabatta roll and some coleslaw to make a yummy sandwich.

The veggies were just sauteed with oil and WHOLE CLOVES of garlic! That was nice.


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

WHOLE cloves of garlic?!?!?! As a garlic-fanatic, you just made me VERY happy :0)

ANTM is getting closer!!

jessy said...

oh my! the tempeh looks excellent, and whole cloves of garlic sound pretty fantastical to me!


Anonymous said...

That looks really good.I love having tempeh bits on my salads, but have not ventured having it the way you have prepared it. I just may have to give it a try.

Katy said...

Yummo! I'm planning on making tempeh for dinner tomorrow night, so now I think I need to make it BBQ tempeh. Very fitting for the 4th!

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