Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Barbecued Tempeh

Here's another winner from Peter Berley's excellent book, The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen. I made the Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread recipe from this book over the weekend and while I was flipping through it I came across this tempeh recipe. We started with a big salad then had the tempeh on the whole wheat bread with shredded carrots, tomatoes and pickles. While the tempeh was baking I was going to make some coleslaw to have on the sandwiches and/or on the side but then I sat down for a minute and Violet curled up on my lap and next thing I knew the tempeh was done. It was pretty easy to make (this is halved): Slice one block of tempeh horizontally and across so you have 4 pieces (that are half as long and half as thick as what you started with). In a bowl, mix together the following:

1/4 c. cider vinegar
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. olive oil
2 Tbs. + 2 tsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. ground chipotle chile (I used regular chile powder and a little liquid smoke)
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. paprika

Put half the liquid in the bottom of a baking dish, add the tempeh in a single layer, then add the rest of the liquid. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350° for an hour, removing the foil for the last 10 minutes.


Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

ooh, this sounds so good (looks good, too!) can't wait to try it.

as for the hemp powder. I think I love it most because I know how amazing it is for me and that always wins me over. It can be a bit much (powdery, original isn't the best flavored thing I've ever tried), but after having it a few times I didn't even notice it anymore.

My husband won't touch it, however and he will use whey (blech)! I'm dyin to try the chocolate chili. So I'm drinking the heck outta what I have. :)

Anonymous said...

I love BBQed anything. Yum.

Chris said...

Me too...

and thanks for the hemp powder review dgmgv. I think we'll give it a try.

funwithyourfood said...

I don't know how or why but every single time i've tried tempeh i have not liked it.
there must be something wrong with me

Chris said...

Well I'd say it has a unique flavor that's not necessarily for everyone Teddy. Good thing there's so many other flavors in the vegan world eh?

Anonymous said...

I have that cookbook, and that recipe looks so wonderful. You take awesome photos! Cherie

Chris said...

Thanks Cherie! That's encouraging considering I often feel like I really don't know what I'm doing...