Marinated Baked Tempeh

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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package tempeh
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Cut the tempeh into cubes, place in a steamer basket, and set over a pot with 1-inch of water. Bring the water to a simmer, cover, and let steam for 10 minutes. This helps it become tender and ready to soak up more flavor from the marinade.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the tamari, vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, sriracha, and several grinds of pepper. Place the tempeh in a shallow dish and pour the marinade on top to coat. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Arrange the cubes onto the baking sheet, reserving the excess marinade.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush more of the marinade onto the cubes. Bake 10 more minutes or until the cubes are charred around the edges. Enjoy on salads or grain bowls.

Notes

For grilled tempeh: Cut the tempeh into triangles and follow the marinating instructions above. Preheat a grill to medium. Spray the grill and grill the tempeh 7-9 minutes on the first side. Remove from grill, dip it back into the marinade to coat, then return it to the grill and grill the second side for 4-5 minutes, or until deep char marks form.