When people decide to tackle a plant-based diet, they usually don’t start with tempeh. While tofu is pretty ubiquitous, tempeh is still a little out there for many people.
Tempeh is a fermented soy food that originated in Indonesia. The brand we see most in the U.S. is Lightlife, but we always try the regional brands when we find them.
Unlike tofu which is a blank slate, as a fermented food, tempeh has a particular flavor, and some people don’t like it. Most recipes start with poaching or steaming the tempeh to lessen this flavor. And this recipe is no exception.
The flavors in this smoky tempeh recipe are pretty robust and reminiscent of bacon. So if you’re trying tempeh for the first time, this is a good one to try.
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