Seasoned Tempeh

"From Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home book."
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  • Cut the tempeh into small cubes or strips and set aside.
  • In a non reactive shallow bowl, stir together the marinade ingredients Add tempeh pieces and toss until the marinade is absorbed.
  • In a heavy skillet, saute the tempeh in the oil on medium-high heat for 7 to 10 minutes, until golden and crisp. If necessary, add more oil to prevent sticking.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately.
  • + For Mexican-style tempeh, add 1/2 tsp of ground cumin and 1/2 tsp of dried oregano to the basic marinade.
  • + For Italian-style tempeh, add 1/2 tsp dried basil to the marinade.
  • + For Greek-style temph, add 1/2 tsp dried oregano and 1/2 tsp dried mint to the marinade.

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