BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches
I hope the weekend treated you well! I’m pumped about the response to my “Crowdsource Recipe Testing” column – I look forward to seeing how things go for you all in the kitchen this week!
The husband and I did a juice cleanse this weekend and I’m feeling absolutely fantastic! I couldn’t believe how much energy I had – we even went for several long runs and a hike without feeling fatigued, which was surprising to me as I went into the weekend thinking I would be foggy and crabby. Turned out to be just the opposite. Now that I’ve tested my 2-Day Cleanse, I will be getting it together in an eBook so that others can enjoy the results as well – you all will be the first to know when the book is ready!
On to today’s recipe: BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches. I’m a huge fan of tempeh because it has a mild flavor, picks up any flavors you may add to it, and has a great texture to it. I like trying it out in new ways and using different methods to cook it. Some people boil it, some bake it, some grill it, some fry it – it just depends on what effect you are going for.
This particular recipe calls for baking the tempeh without par-boiling it first, which is a lower fat option than frying with a similar amount of crunch. You can also par-boil the tempeh for 10 minutes or so and then place in the marinade, it helps to absorb it a bit better, but if you are short on time you can skip that step. Also, I have a sweet panini maker that I love using when it gets cooler out since it can turn any delicious cold sandwich into a comforting warm one. If you don’t have a panini maker or press you can always throw some Earth Balance on the bread and toast it up in a skillet.
What is your favorite way to cook tempeh?