Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Smoky Grilled Tempeh
I bought this with the intention of making Seitan with Spinach and Mushrooms...not realizing that this was tempeh and the recipe called for seitan. Whoops. Still, funny.
Once I re-grouped from that mishap, I still needed to make something for dinner. So, Veganomicon being the bible of all vegan goodness, I looked up tempeh in the index and found the recipe for Smoky Grilled Tempeh.
Here is what I used:
The recipe actually calls for maple syrup, but I happen to not have any for a few reasons.
1. I don't eat many pancakes these days, and if I do, I don't make them at home
2. Most maple syrup contains mostly High Fructose Corn Syrup...as the primary ingredient!
3. The kind that don't are much more expensive, especially for a girl that doesn't cook her own pancakes
So, as with other recipes, I added honey in as a substitute. This may or may not have been a good move, since maple flavoring is common in smoky barbeque type items. But, whatever. It was worth a shot.
First, you boil the tempeh to get rid of bitterness. Since I've never actually had tempeh before, I'm not sure that I did this correctly or not. Here is my photo-proof:
Then you mix up the marinade and let it soak for an hour.
I wish I could tell you that there is a finished product picture, but there isn't. However, it looked just like the way it looks in the marinade bowl...just a little more brown.
This wasn't my favorite recipe. It was good enough to eat while I was starving at work today. I don't really like the texture of the tempeh. And the smoke flavoring made everything a bit weird.