Sunday, 10 June 2012

Roasted Tempeh in a peanut sauce

This is an adaptation of a recipe called 'Javanese roasted Tofu' from my trusty Whole Foods Market Cookbook (love, love this book)! The original recipe calls for Tofu which I switched for tempeh, I also cut the amount of honey down, upped the lime and added more veg. I steamed the tempeh first to keep it moist before roasting as it has a very different texture to tofu and I think it would dry out if it was pre-roasted first as with the tofu.

Will and I really enjoyed this and it went down pretty well with the girls, though they are not the biggest fans of tempeh they did eat most of it... next time I'll definitely try with the tofu!

Roasted Tempeh with a peanut sauce

1 pack of tempeh (227g/ 8oz)
1/2 cup peanut butter (no sugar added)
1/4 cup tamari sauce
2 tbsp unpasturized honey
1/2 water 
2 tbsp lime juice
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups slice bell peppers
1 head of brocoli
Handful of cashew nuts

Preheat the oven to 350F/180C degrees.
Slice the tempeh block into 6-8 slices and steam for ten minutes. You could use a bamboo steamer if you have one, I used my oven top steamer, whatever works for you!

In a bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, tamari, honey, water, lime juice, garlic, cayenne and salt.
In an oven dish that has a lid, layer the tempeh slices over the bottom and pour over half the sauce. Top with the vegetables and pour the remaining sauce over the top.

Pop the lid on and bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until bubbling. Serve with brown rice and garnish with cashews.


  1. Hi Ellie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. I've never tried tempeh, but it's on my list of things to try! I love the cashews on top! Delicious! I'm happy to be your new follower!

  3. Thanks so much Chris, definatly going to check out your blog! :)

  4. Awesome Jeff and thanks for following! Let me know how you like the tempeh, each batch I have can taste a little different, sometimes it tastes pretty strong, other times just lightly nutty.....

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