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Tempeh Satay

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 or 5 skewers 1x
  • Category: Main dish
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Thai

Tempeh satay, a plant-based version of traditional Thai chicken satay. It’s a delicious dish, especially if you enjoy it with a homemade peanut sauce.

Tempeh Satay. - Tempeh satay, a plant-based version of traditional Thai chicken satay. It's a delicious dish, especially if you enjoy it with a homemade peanut sauce. #vegan #glutenfree #simpleveganblog
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz tempeh (250 g), cut into bite-size pieces

For the marinade:

  • 1/3 cup full-fat coconut milk (90 ml)
  • 1/4 cup water (65 ml)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cilantro seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Medjool date
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Add all the marinade ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer the marinade to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the tempeh, stir and keep covered in the fridge for at least 1 to 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Thread a few pieces of the tempeh onto wood or metal skewers.
  4. Grill your tempeh skewers (you can also cook them in a skillet) with or without oil for about 5 to 10 minutes each side, or until golden brown.
  5. Serve immediately with some peanut sauce or your favorite dip or sauce. Keep leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.

Notes

  • Add your favorite spices and herbs.
  • Dates can be replaced by any other sweetener.
  • This recipe can also be made with tofu or seitan instead of tempeh.
  • To reduce bitterness in the tempeh, you can boil or steam it for about 1o to 15 minutes. This is completely optional.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 skewer (of 5)
  • Calories: 113
  • Sugar: 3.4 g
  • Sodium: 124 mg
  • Fat: 5.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g