Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Barbecue Tempeh

The days are getting longer, the birds are chirping, the grass is growing ... it's spring. I doubt I'm alone in saying that when warm weather comes there are some foods that I begin to crave.  I don't think that I've made barbecue sauce since last summer, but earlier this week I had an overwhelming desire to eat barbecue.

When the kids were napping, I threw together my favorite Brandy Barbecue Sauce. It takes about 5 whole minutes to put together and it simmers for around 45. So, I had 45 minutes to think about what I wanted to do with my barbecue sauce. I was so happy to see some  tempeh in the fridge. I have been loving tempeh lately ... the flavor, the texture, plus, I'm trying to eat more fermented foods so it was a done deal. Barbecue Tempeh, it's what's for dinner!! Now, Barbecue Tempeh what? I made enough for three servings so I made two sandwiches and saved the rest to do a barbecue pizza with.

Barbecue Tempeh Sandwich

I was craving some good corn on the cob to go with it, but that craving is going to have to wait a little bit longer! However, my kids favorite combo lately is pumpkin seeds and corn so I sautéed them in a little oil until the corn and the seeds begin to crack and I saved a little to top the tempeh barbecue pizza with ... so yummy!

Barbecue Tempeh

Serves 3

8 oz tempeh
2/3 c barbecue sauce
... I love using Brandy Barbecue Sauce

Cut tempeh into 1/2 thin strips.

Pour 1/4 cup barbecue sauce on the bottom of a tupperware that you can close. Top with tempeh and pour another 1/4 cup over it. Shake it around so all the tempeh is nicely  covered. Let this marinate for at least 1 hour.

Heat a little oil in a pan. Lay tempeh flat in the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes over medium heat. Flip and cook another 3-4 minutes. Put back in your bowl and top with remaining sauce.

Now, put together your favorite sandwich, pizza or just start eating them as a great appetizer!

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