Friday, April 15, 2011

First tempeh ever

I've tried tempeh ONCE before, but this is my first time frying it myself!

We picked out a couple of flavored kinds, just to try them out. Tempeh is a great source of protein, which is something Rob and I feel like we maybe aren't getting enough of with our vegetarian diet.

It's kind of weird, I have to admit. But it was easy to cut, and reminded me of cutting chicken breast. But without all the gross chicken juices :P

Fried it up in a pan with some olive oil & soy sauce...

And it turned out delicious! It's very flavorful. I think it might go well with some spaghetti and marinara sauce, or fried up as patties and eaten like a cheeseburger with all the fixings.


  1. What flavors did you get? I tried tempeh once at home and I don't know how I feel about it yet. I liked it, yet I didn't. I would definitely love to give it another chance! Have you ever tried seitan?

  2. I think we got Garden Vegetable and Flax Seed... but they pretty much tasted the same to us! You're supposed to cook them with soy sauce, so they end up tasting salty like soy. It's probably worth it to look up a recipe for a tastier way to cook though!

    No, I've never tried seitan but it's next on my list! :) Have you had it?


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