I tried out this recipe from Food.com in an attempt to have a healthy lunch, and it turned out amazingly delicious. Italian-flavored tempe? Seriously? Yes, seriously. Whether you’d like to have it with warm rice or salad, it will turn out just perfect.

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Main ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of tempe (I used half of the usual package-size sold in the vegetable seller or supermarket)

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Marinade ingredients:

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (being me, I also added 5 rawit chili to the marinade)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary (I substituted this with oregano)

Directions:

  • Cut tempe into cubes
  • Marinade the tempe, make sure all pieces are coated, and leave it in the refrigerator for an hour

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  • In medium low heat, cook the tempe until they caramelized

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  • You can serve it with fresh salad and cheese

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Happy lunch!

hanny

15 Responses

  1. Hmmm… looks nice! On my recipe book. Just realise the other day whilst frantically trying to find something to cook for my Vegan friend (not just vegetarian, but a vegan) lots of indonesian food are actually Vegan. I am looking forward to trying this one out. 😀

  2. Thanks again, Hanny, for showing people like me (no clue) how to properly handle the tempe. It makes perfect sense and I can’t wait to have a go at it! haha It is looking soooo good right now… 🙂 and the pic of the lettuce – great work! It looks better than any lettuce I’ve seen in some time! Down here in the badlands of Texas/Tejas, most of what we see has been hydroponically grown in some greenhouse, or much much worse… I think I feel a renewed sense of good health returning! Gotta love that lettuce and tempe! Wonderful stuff, as always, Miss Hanny! I am so very glad to have found your blog! And you, too, of course! Many blessings and good fortune for you in your travels!

    1. My lovely Cissy! You should try this recipe, very delicious! The lettuce is organic (or so says the label on the packaging) 😀 Happy tempe-cooking in Texas! xx

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