Crispy tempeh with cashews in a sticky hoisin sauce

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This is a high protein easy to prepare Chinese style dish of marinated tempeh in a hoisin, chilli, soy and rice vinegar sticky sauce. and goes really well with steam rice and ginger and garlic pak choi.

First make the marinade, which will also be used to make the sauce later. Combine the hoisin sauce, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, tomato puree, chilli flakes in a bowl with a tablespoon of water and mix together.

Next slice the tempeh block into thin strips and then each strip in half again along the long side. Put the tempeh strips into the marinade, give it a stir and cover and leave to marinate for at least 45 mins.

Once the tempeh has absorbed the flavours, remove them and save the marinade for the sauce later on.I

In a large bowl place the corn flour and toss the tempeh strip in the flour until they are all covered.

In a wok, heat a small amount of oil on a medium heat and add the strips of tempeh and cook on both sides, turning once brown and crispy on one side, about 2-3 minutes.

While they are cooking chop the onion and pepper into small squares. Add them to the wok along with the cashews. Toss and fry until the veggies are charred and warmed up

Now pour in the reminder of the marinade and stir and simmer for 2 mins.

Just before serving stir in chopped spring onions.

Serve immediately with steamed rice and ginger and garlic pak choi

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Crispy Tempeh with cashews in a sticky hoisin sauce

This is a high protein easy to prepare Chinese style dish of marinated tempeh in a hoisin, chilli, soy and rice vinegar sticky sauce and goes really well with steam rice and ginger and garlic pak choi.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
marinate time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 280kcal

Ingredients

  • 200 g Tempeh – one block of tempeh
  • 160 g red bell pepper – one red pepper
  • 160 g white onion – one brown onion
  • 50 g cashew nuts – a handful
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil – to coat the wok.
  • 50 g spring onions – 3 or 4 spring onions

Method

  • First make the marinade, which will also be used to make the sauce later. Combine the hoisin sauce, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, tomato puree, chilli flakes in a bowl with a tablespoon of water and mix together.
  • Next slice the tempeh block into thin strips and then each strip in half again along the long side. Put the tempeh strips into the marinade, give it a stir and cover and leave to marinate for at least 45 mins.
  • Once the tempeh has absorbed the flavours, remove them and save the marinade for the sauce later on.
  • In a large bowl place the corn flour and toss the tempeh strips in the flour until they are all covered.
  • In a wok, heat a small amount of oil on a medium heat and add the strips of tempeh and cook on both sides, turning once brown and crispy on one side, about 2-3 minutes.
  • While they are cooking chop the onion and pepper into small squares. Add them to the wok along with the cashews. Toss and fry until the veggies are charred and warmed up
  • Now pour in the reminder of the marinade and stir and simmer for 2 mins.
  • Just before serving stir in chopping spring onions
  • Serve immediately with steamed rice and ginger and garlic pak choi

Notes

Tempeh is a fermented block of whole soya beans.
If you can’t find Tempeh, use extra firm Tofo

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1992IU | Vitamin B12: 1µg | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg

(All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more).

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1 thought on “Crispy tempeh with cashews in a sticky hoisin sauce”

  1. 5 stars
    Very good flavour, but a little too hot with 3 tbsp of chilli flakes so would use slightly fewer next time. I used a red onion and added courgette to the veggies. I also cooked the tofu first then removed and cooked the veg as I wasn’t sure it would be cooked through all together. Very much appreciated by my fellow diner! Thank you.

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