The other day I was looking for meatless recipes and I came across a few that called for 'tempeh'. I suppose I have heard of it before but have never tried it. For those of you who don’t know much about it either, I’m about to drop a bomb of knowledge on you!
Tempeh is made from fermented soybeans. Unlike tofu, tempeh does have a flavor of its own but it still absorbs other flavors well - making it a great food to add to chilies, stir fries, or sandwiches. I found an easy recipe on SparkRecipes.com for those of you interested in trying tempeh.
Tempeh Stir Fry
- 1 - 8 ounce package of tempeh
- ½ small can of water chestnuts
- 2 bunches of bok choy, sliced
- 1 ½ cups of broccoli, in florets
- 1 small green pepper cut in strips
- 1 medium red onion sliced in strips
- 2 small carrots, sliced
- 3 tbsp. soy ginger sauce, diluted with ¾ cup water
Stir fry all ingredients on high heat in a wok with non-stick spray. Add diluted sauce and let steam on high heat until everything is crunch-tender.
Serve with brown rice. Serves 4; 135 calories per serving.
I’m about to try it for my first time and don’t really know what to think. Have you ever heard of tempeh before? Would you try this recipe?