Thursday, May 28, 2009

Orange Pan-glazed tempeh

I stumbled across this on the absolutely lovely (whose author took it from chef Jude Blereau and her book "Coming Home to Eat: Wholefood for the Family"). With a few changes here and there, it's officially become my new favorite tempeh recipe. Yum.

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (3-4 large juicy oranges)
2-3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger (or ginger pressed in a garlic press)
1 1/2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
2 tablespoons mirin
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 small garlic cloves, crushed
roughly 10 ounces of tempeh
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 lime
a handful of cilantro (coriander) leaves

Put the orange juice in a small bowl. Squeeze the grated ginger over the bowl to extract the juices, then add the ginger pieces as well.. Add the tamari, mirin, and maple syrup, ground coriander, and garlic. Mix together and set aside.

Cut the tempeh into thin-ish, bite-sized pieces.

Put the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add the tempeh and fry for 5 minutes, or until golden underneath. Turn and cook the other side for another 5 minutes, or until golden. Pour the orange juice mixture into the pan and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced to a lovely thick glaze. Turn the tempeh once more during this time and spoon the sauce over it from time to time.

Serve the tempeh drizzled with any remaining sauce and a squeeze of lime, with the cilantro scattered on top.

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