Cooking Tempeh -another Option For Vegetarian.

Tempeh is a traditional fermented food, originally from Indonesia. It gives you the bite like meat but it is a vegetarian food. It is used widely in vegetarian cuisine. And it looks just like the Nougat, before you cook it. And it is good for health. To know more about Tempeh and how to make your own tempeh, you can check on my article here.

Tempeh is a traditional fermented food, originally from Indonesia. It gives you the bite like meat but it is a vegetarian food. It is used widely in vegetarian cuisine. And it looks just like the Nougat, before you cook it. And it is good for health. To know more about Tempeh and how to make your own tempeh, you can check on my article here.


How to determine whether it is fresh
To know whether your Tempeh is in good condition or spoiled, you can try to smell it.

It should give you the sweet aroma like mushroom and it should be dry and white. Black spores can be spotted if it's not fresh or fermented for too long.


How long your raw Tempeh from the market can be kept
If you freeze it, it can be kept up to 4 to 6 months. After thawing, tempeh can be kept about 10 days in refrigerator.


Consumption method
Unless it is pre-cooked upon purchase, it must be cooked before serving. It serves well with almost any kind of recipes. It can be broiled, baked, pan-fried or grilled. For moist heat method, you can boil or steam it, poach or simmer it. Personally, I prefer pan-fried method. The outside is golden crispy but retain the soft texture inside. It can absorb the aroma of the herbs or sauce easily. The fastest way to cook it is to put the marinated tempeh in a microwave (add some water but not too much. Avoid diluting the marinated flavour)and heat for 5 minutes.

Ideal combinations:
1. Stir fry tempeh with beans and any vegetables
2. Grill tempeh with fruits or with BBQ sauce.
3. Mix with mayonnaise and prepare it as salad.
4. Marinate with soy sauce and seasonings for oven-bake.

I Have found some recipes from the internet, but Expertscolumn does not allow too many links in a single post, so I've writtern down the title for the recipes, hopefully it can give you some ideas on how to make your own recipes. I bet you can find them on the internet by just copy and paste these recipes' name:
1. Easy Spinach Wraps


2. Italian Flavored Tempeh Nuggets


3. Tempeh "Chicken" Salad

4. Easy Baked Tempeh

5. Try something easy: Oven-Baked Marinated Tempeh


6. Love soup? try this recipe: Broiled Tofu or Tempeh



Interested to know about the Nutrition facts of Tempeh? Check out from the articles I wrote.
*I own the full copyright of this article and parts of the paragraph is from the original articles I wrote in Hubpages.
 


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