Monday, July 26, 2010

Tempeh in Honey Lime Sauce

I found tempeh at one of our supermarket here a few years ago and I’ve been cooking with it ever since. Beside the regular organic soy bean tempeh, I am able to get the 3 grains, wild rice, flax seeds and garden veggie tempeh. I tried all of it but I still prefer the good old soy bean kind. Tempeh is basically fermented soy bean cake. You can cook sambal shrimp, or vegetable curry with it. They are a great source of protein especially for those who are on Vegetarian diet. This recipe is from HomeKreation-Kitchen Corner and she used Anchovies for this dish but I replaced it with Tempeh.




Ingredients:

1 pieces of Tempeh – cut into medium size cubes
3 bird eyes chilies – cut small
2 shallots – sliced
3 cloves of garlic – chopped
5 pieces curry leaves
Juice of a lime
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp honey

1. Cut tempeh and pan fried it in a non stick pan with a bit of oil until golden brown.
2. In the same frying pan, heat up a bit of oil, stir fry shallots, garlic, chilies and curry leaves until lightly brown and fragrant.
3. Add in the honey, salt, pepper and lime juice. Stir for a few seconds and toss in the fried tempeh. Toss until well combined. Dish out and serve with rice.


Note: If you can't find tempeh you can use tofu as it will taste just as good.

20 comments:

zurin said...

This looks good. It s a must try for me. Lime and honey sound really really good together.

Quinn said...

Gert, I don't like honey. Can I use sugar??? I have just about everything here to make this!!!!

ICook4Fun said...

Zurin, you can try out the ikan bilis version too. They are just as good.

Quinn, you most certainly can replace it with sugar.

hana said...

hi gert.. rindu sangat ai nak makan tempe! but i dont know how n where to get it! huhuhu...

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Oooh, this dish is a must try for me!!! Looks and sounds delicious!

The Sudden Cook said...

Nice. I remember being quite hesitant trying tempeh for the 1st time many years ago - but I loved it. Pretty simple recipe - thanks for sharing!

busygran said...

Nothing like easy cooking and yet it turns out good and delicious!

Swee San said...

I've never seen it cooked with honey and lime. Most of the time samble, petai, onions, anchovies, or even just fried as it is.. Should try this version

ReeseKitchen said...

Hey, I've tried with Anchovies and sugar before but not honey. Love this dish. Tempeh? I never seen it here leh, do they? Anyway, can I replace it with any other ingredients like those selling in vegetarian shop? Thanks..:)

noobcook said...

I love tempeh, never tried it with this sauce before, looks sooo good!

MaryMoh said...

Mmmm....beautiful dish. Tempeh is a health food. I wish I can get it here. I'm still trying to see if I can learn how to make it.

Anonymous said...

Will definitely give it a try.
Love reading your food blog and thanks for sharing.

Shereen said...

Maybe you should experiment making tempeh yourself?I got the recipe and method but so far too lazy to try...I too love tempeh and the boys too.I have tried this version before and we simply love it.Now seeing you with this post make my mulut gatal...hahahaha.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I saw this in HomeKreation too.
I am just so so about tempeh, and would greatly be glad to replace it with tofu :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I like tempeh but not my kids and hubby, so I seldom cook, this look so yummy, maybe next time I should buy a small piece, just cook for myself.

My Asian Kitchen said...

look good wt lime!! I also like original or regular tempah,taste better then organic one mah!

pigpigscorner said...

I've never actualyl tried tempeh. Heard lots about it!

tigerfish said...

I'm buying tempeh soon. Thanks for the reminder :)

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

I never know how to cook tempeh because hubby doesn't like them. This may be the recipe that I can tempt him to try. Thanks for sharing.

My Kitchen and Me said...

I don't really like tempeh. But this recipe looks delicious. Maybe I'll give it a try!