This recipe is great when you need a quick source of protein for a meal or snack, as it cooks quickly and doesn’t require a lengthy marinade. Try serving it alongside sautéed veggies, or add to a salad or grain bowl.
Warm oil in a wide cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
Add tempeh in a single later, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
Turn the tempeh over, and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
Reduce heat to low, sprinkle tempeh with tamari and mirin, then pour in the water.
Raise heat to medium, and simmer for about 5 minutes more, or until water has
evaporated and tempeh is beginning to caramelize. Turn tempeh over one more
time and cook for a minute longer or until both sides are caramelized.
Remove from the heat and serve.
Reprinted from At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen by Amy Chaplin (Roost Books, 2014).