This was the first time we tried tempeh and we really enjoyed the texture of it. The sauce that goes on the tempeh when you're frying it makes all the difference to the dish. We had this without peanuts and coconut on top (none in the house) but I'm sure that would be a fine addition.
This was SO yummy. I really enjoyed the entire dish but the real reason this recipe is getting five stars is for the AMAZING marinade! I've used it three or four times since Tuesday. I absolutely LOVE it. It absorbs beautifully in Seitan, I used it on tofu...WOW! thanks so much Pets'R'us for a WONDERFUL soy marinade. It will spend many happy years in my kitchen!
Ohhhh, I could eat this til I explode! It is so so so SO yummy! I follwed the recipe exactly with 2 exceptions- I subbed the sambal with about 1/2 tsp Zhoug #57689 (I don't know why but I've never gotten around to ever buying any sambal oelek) and used 2/3 cup canned tomatoes rather than fresh (not in season now in November). I made it in my new wok as suggested, which is good because this makes a lot and I don't know if it would have fit in my large pan as well as it did in the wok. This is my first experience with tempeh and I must say that I love it! I was worried when I added the broth that it would be too much, because it was really liquidy, but as it simmered a lot of it evaporated off, leaving you with a nice bit of sauce. We served this over brown rice and it made such an excellent dinner. Lots of crisp and flavorful veggies with chunks of dense and meaty tempeh and the rich peanut/coconut topping- awesome! I think that the peanut/coconut may have really made the dish- I love the flavor they added and the extra richness. This was pretty easy to throw together once all the chopping is out of the way (I enlisted BF as a sous chef, so it was a piece of cake for me!) The sauce is very yummy- in regard to the spicy stuff, I added 1 thai red pepper, 1/4 tsp cayenne and the zhoug as I mentioned and we found it just hot enough for our tastes! The tomato flavor is not strong, so this doesn't taste like Italian food or anyting. SO GOOD, JUST SO GOOD!!! I wish I had found this in time for Ready Set Cook, but I'm glad that I chose this for Pick Your Chef Nov. '04. It has just blown me out of the water with how wonderful this is!