This tempeh recipe is simple to prepare, using tempeh and peanut sauce. The tempeh is marinated in a simple peanut sauce, and baked right in the sauce, making a delicious tempeh recipe full of flavor. The peanut sauce used in this recipe is quick to make, and uses no processed sugar. Use gluten free soy sauce to make this recipe gluten-free.
What is Tempeh?
In short, tempeh is fermented soy beans. It is an excellent source of vegan protein that you can find in most grocery stores in the health food isle, or next to wherever you typically find tofu. The main difference between tempeh and tofu, is that the soy beans in tempeh are whole. The soy beans have been pressed into a brick and fermented, whereas tofu is made from soy milk. Though made from soy, the flavor and texture of tempeh and tofu are quite different; tempeh is much firmer and has a nutty flavor.
How to make Peanut Sauce Baked Tempeh
Making this recipe for baked tempeh in peanut sauce is quite simple: First, whisk together the ingredients for peanut sauce (in this recipe, I use Soy Sauce, Peanut Butter, Ground Ginger, Lime Juice and Agave Syrup). Then, slice the tempeh into strips, and let them marinate in the peanut sauce. The Tempeh is then baked in the sauce for twenty minutes.
1 Package Tempeh (approximately 250g)
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
3 Tbsp Agave Syrup
Whisk together all ingredients in an 8” square baking dish.
Slice tempeh into slices approximately 1/4” – 1/2” thick.
Place the tempeh in the marinade, being sure to coat all sides.
Let sit for 1-2 hours.
Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
- 1 Package Tempeh (approximately 250g)
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
- 3 Tbsp Agave Syrup
- Whisk together all ingredients in an 8” square baking dish.
- Slice tempeh into slices approximately 1/4” - 1/2” thick.
- Place the tempeh in the marinade, being sure to coat all sides.
- Let sit for 1-2 hours.
- Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 954mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 6g