Tempeh Creole over Brown Rice

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Total Time
2hrs
Prep
30 mins
Cook
1 hr 30 mins

Tempeh has a nutty texture and is perfect for stews. This is a New Orleans style dish, the tempeh is braised to soak up the Creole seasonings. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Combine the soy sauce, 2 tbls. Creole seasoning, ginger, garlic, kombu, and 6 cups of water in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Cut each slab of tempeh on the bias into 1/4" slices. Place the tempeh in the boiling broth, reduce the heat, and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove the tempeh with a slotted spoon to a plate and reserve the cooking liquid. In a mixing bowl, stir the remaining 2 tbls. Creole seasoning and the flour together. Dredge each piece of tempeh in the mixture, coating it well.
  3. Place a large saute pan over medium heat. Sprinkle the bottom with a pinch of salt and heat for 1 minute. Add the oil and heat for 30 seconds, being careful not to let it smoke. This will create a nonstick effect. Add the tempeh, in batches if necessary, and cook until well browned, 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the onion, bell pepper, and celery to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes, until the veggies are just softened. add the tomatoes and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the reserved tempeh cooking liquid, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, basil, and wine. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne to taste. Gently return the tempeh to the pan, placing them down into the liquid. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.
  6. Serve in individual bowls over the rice, garnished with the scallion and parsley. Enjoy!