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Seitan and Tempeh

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by Chook, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm a recent convert to being vegetarian. I have eaten seitan (very nice) but would love to know if any one has got a simple tried and trusted recipe to make it and recipes or ideas of what to do with it once it is made.

    Same for tempeh (although I've not eaten any of that yet).
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve made @WuTwo ’s seitan and it’s great!

    I’ve bought tempeh but not made it. I cut it into chunks and chuck it in a tray of roasted veggies: it makes a great roast potato substitute.
     
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  4. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Now that does sound interesting (I've never thought celeriac made a good roast potato substitute). Whereabouts did you buy the tempeh?
     
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    Tesco :)
     
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    I've eaten tempeh but not made it, I've had it as "vegan ribs" with barbecue sauce and I've had it in stir-fries. I had it a few times in Indonesia, where it's originally from, so might be worth having a look at some Indonesian recipes for inspiration :)
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Brilliant idea, thanks :). I've never tried Indonesian food.
     
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    My favorite tempeh recipe sounds odd, but it’s making taco filling. Steam it first. Sauté a white onion (with water or oil, your choice), a crushed clove of garlic, then crumble in the tempeh. Brown it a a little, then add taco spices to taste near the end so as not to burn the spices. I like cumin, chili power, oregano, and a dash of salt.

    I used to use it to make crunchy tacos, but these days it’s a salad topper with lots of salsa, pepitas, and avocado, sour cream (or sour cream sub) if you eat it. It keeps in the fridge for 4-5 days.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    That sounds yummy - i like the idea of it as a salad topper!
     
  12. Walking Girl

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    Oh, jeez, I completely forgot, add some water once you brown it, or it will be too dry for the spices to stick.

    - I tend to cook by the seat of my pants, so I’m not good at passing along recipes :)
     
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