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Tangerine Baked Tempeh

Day 35: Yes, it was only a matter of time before the word ‘tempeh’ came up on this blog, right?

This is adapted from a tofu dish, from Veganomicon, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero. Their recipe calls for dark rum which I did not have, but it needs something spiky otherwise it runs the danger of being sickly, so I used red chilli flakes to give it some kick.
I, also, learned from this book that tempeh needs to be simmered in water for 10 minutes to absorb marinades more effectively.
They say you can use orange juice as an alternative to tangerines, which I did

Tangerine TempehIngredients:
1 packet of plain tempeh
1 heaping Tsp, tangerine zest ( I did not have this)
1/3 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice (from 2-3 tangerines)
3 Tbs lime juice
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs agave nectar or maple syrup (I skipped this and found it sweet enough)
1 Tbs peanut oil
1/4 Tsp ground cumin
1/3 Tsp ground allspice
Freshly ground pepper
2 Tbs dark rum

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Farenheit (218 Celsius)
Slice the tempeh and simmer in boiling water for ten minutes.Mix all the other ingredients in a baking dish to form the marinade.
Once the tempeh is done, drain and add to the marinade dish. Ensure each piece is coated and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, until marinade has reduced, flipping the pieces over every 15 minutes, or so.

2 Responses to “Tangerine Baked Tempeh”

  1. On February 9, 2013 at 12:56 am Alex Sobieski responded with... #

    Wow, Sheri! This looks great.

    I haven’t had Tempeh for a few years – perhaps I should pick some up next time I go to the co-op! Do you have a preferred brand or type that you like?

  2. On February 9, 2013 at 8:08 am SheriGraubert responded with... #

    Hiya Alex,
    So great to see you on here!
    I like Lightlife Tempeh
    It is organic with a long-ish fridge-life, and they have different types. They are all good, but my fave is the flax – just because I can’t get enough flaxseed! And the smoked one is nice in a sandwich but it has sugar in. I used the plain one in this recipe.
    Let me know how it goes!
    I am going to try out a baja tempeh recipe soon.
    Oh! Here’s a link about the tempeh – http://www.lightlife.com/Vegan-Food-Vegetarian-Diet/Organic-Tempeh
    Love,
    Sheri
    x

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