1 (8-ounce) package organic tempeh, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped unsalted cashews
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
2 tablespoons hot water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (6-inch) whole wheat pita, cut into 4 wedges
How to Make It
To prepare tempeh, heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add first 5 ingredients to pan, stirring with a whisk. Add tempeh; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated, stirring frequently. Place tempeh mixture in a medium bowl; cover and keep warm.
To prepare sauce, heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cashews to pan; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add curry powder and 1 garlic clove to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in milk.
Place cashew mixture, 2 tablespoons hot water, and salt in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth, scraping sides. Add cashew sauce to tempeh in bowl; toss gently to coat. Serve with pita wedges.
This is a great recipe to get acquainted with tempeh. I have never cooked with tempeh before and didn't know what it would taste like. Also this recipe didn't call for a lot of exotic hard to find ingredients which made it so much easier to pull together. I do agree with the other reviews though that this dish needs to be served with some stir fried veggies.
Like others, i think some mushrooms would have added to the meal. Definitely serve with a side. Hubby felt the sauce was to heavy to serve with rice - his usual sauce helper.
Liked how the tempeh sucked in the flavors it was cooked in.
I feel the calorie count was a little high for me, perhaps do a peanut sauce instead.
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