Quick Braised Tempeh
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.
Servings Prep Time
2 to 4servings 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 to 4servings 15minutes
  • 1tablespoon sesame oil(unrefined and untoasted) extra virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1(8 ounce) package tempeh, cut crosswise into 1⁄4 inch slices
  • 1tablespoon tamari
  • 1tablespoon mirin
  • 1/2cup water, filtered
  1. Warm oil in a wide cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. 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.
  3. Reduce heat to low, sprinkle tempeh with tamari and mirin, then pour in the water.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove from the heat and serve.
Recipe Notes

Reprinted from At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen by Amy Chaplin (Roost Books, 2014).