Tempeh is a fermented soybean product with a somewhat nutty flavor… I love it because it’s high in protein and not overly processed. It absorbs flavors easily and this recipe is such a great marinade for tempeh! I love the idea of an orange sauce with an Asian flair. It’s best if you marinate the tempeh for at least an hour… then saute the tempeh and add the marinade until it reduces to a beautiful glaze! I love this served with a side of wild rice!
1/2 cup orange juice
1 Tblsp soy sauce or tamari
1 Tblsp brown sugar
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Cut slab of tempeh in quarters
Cut each quarter lengthwise into 3 slices (12 total).
(Use a serrated knife since it’s a little crumbly.)
Arrange tempeh slices in baking pan (or other shallow dish).
Combine marinade ingredients and pour over tempeh slices in pan.
Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Heat 1 Tblsp olive oil in skillet.
Add tempeh slices from marinade and brown for a few minutes on each side.
Add marinade to skillet and simmer until marinade reduces.
(The marinade should become a thick glaze)
Tempeh is delicious served with veggies or a side of rice!