Tempeh– Not just a city in Arizona

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Hola compadres! I have an important meeting this evening so I don’t have much time to write a long post. I do, however, want to share with you a tasty new fajita recipe I came up with the other night for mi mama and papa that I thought all you vegetarians and even non-vegetarians will enjoy. It contains an ingredient called tempeh, which is a soy-based product many vegetarians use in place of the meat in dishes. It has a firm texture and a somewhat nutty flavor. You can find it in most of your local grocery stores and health food stores. Here’s a link to a better description of what tempeh actually is: http://www.tempeh.info/

Spicy Marinated Tempeh Fajitas

1 8 oz package of tempeh, any variety (you could substitute chicken breasts or some other meat if you like)

1 cup pineapple juice

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

4 tsp canola oil

2 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp ground red pepper

1-2 garlic cloves, minced

1 medium red bell pepper, cut into slices

1 medium red onion, cut into slices

6  soft taco-size flour tortillas

sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, refried beans

Directions:

1) Cut tempeh (or chicken, beef etc.) into 2 inch long strips.

2) Combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, 2 tsp canola oil, cumin, red pepper and garlic in a medium size bowl. Add tempeh and toss to coat. Allow to marinate in refrigerator at 30 minutes to 1 hour.

3) Heat remaining 2 tsp oil in a large skillet over medium. Add tempeh, bell peppers and onions and cook until onions are softened.

4) Warm tortillas in microwave for 15 seconds. Top with tempeh mixture and whatever toppings you would like. Enjoy!

Well like I said, I have an important meeting I must attend this evening. Something about the war on terrorism or whatever. All I know is, this guy better get off the phone soon or else I might have a little accident on his pretty “Oval” carpet.

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3 responses »

  1. The tempeh fajitas are pretty rockin – no joke. I recommend them with some refried beans and a bit of Spanish rice. Good job super chef!

  2. Pingback: » En-chihuahua-ladas! Teeny Little Super Chef

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