This is a fabulous recipe. I saw a pic of this on Amazon from reader submissions from Veganomicon. I love spicy cabbage slaw with tacos. I marinated the tempeh and decided to just break it up and fry it up in a frying pan, it is delicious. Also I made my own cabbage slaw recipe, mine includes the pickled jalapeno juice instead of this cider vinegar dressing. It adds spice and it makes it very similar to that in a Mexican restaurant. All in all the recipe is a keeper, makes great tacos.
I'm not a fan of bigger pieces of tempeh in dishes, so like another reviewer suggested, I think I'll crumble it next time. Even with the bigger slices, this was a hit for me. The flavors in the marinade, slaw and lime crema blended wonderfully and made for a fabulous dinner. I quadrupled the recipe for my large family (I made it directly from Veganomicon), but I omitted the beer and I used plain almond milk yogurt instead of soy. It's not an everyday sort of meal (at least for me!), but it was well worth the effort.
Love these tacos. Love this cookbook. This was the first recipe I tried from it, and I was not disappointed. Done all at once, the recipe is time-consuming, but none of the steps are difficult or long. The slaw, crema, and marinated tempeh can all be made in advance, at different times if desired. Then the tacos themselves come together rather quickly. Even the dedicated omnivores liked this one. It's a good recipe to use for a mixed crowd.
LOVE this cookbook!! And these are wonderful, but agree with the previous reviewer that they are a bit time consuming. It is nice to go all out, and do the cabbage slaw, for a change from regular old lettuce and tomato. Love the addition of the beer in the marinade. I have found recently that I much prefer tempeh cooked and 'crumbled' as opposed to whole slices or pieces. Next time I might try crumbling the tempeh after I marinade it
These were REALLY good (I followed the recipe out of Veganomicon), but they are very time consuming... make sure you give yourself enough time to make this, and you won't regret it.