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I was browsing around my local Meijer store today. (For those of us not from the midwest Meijer is similar to a WalMart but with more food and less destroying of Mom and Pop stores.) Anywho, I was checking out the Tofu section when I saw a little package of Tempeh. The brand was LightLife. I thought "Wow, Meijer is becoming so progressive, first with Tofu and Soy Cheeses and now Tempeh!" So of course I picked myself up a package and went right home.<br><br><br><br>
I sauteed some zucchini and summer squash, cooked some brown rice and proceeded to brown the Tempeh in oil with 2 tbs. Soy Sauce (as the package recommends. Long story short, it was disgusting!!!! The texture (all grainey, like little undercooked beans), the taste (like a smoked sausage but in a bad way). Just ew.<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone have some spectacular recipe for tempeh. True, I could do a search of the recipes, but I want to know if anyone has actually had a successful experience with this stuff.
 

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I have had many successes with Tempeh. I fry it up like chicken wings, use it for Rueben's, faux chicken salad. Buffalo Style tempeh sandwich. It is actually one of my favorite things.
 

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I made that exact same mistake that you did, Frisky, except I found that it tasted like nasty fish. I'd recommend not using soy sauce, and having it with something with a stronger taste. It was better the next day on a sandwich with ketchup, for me.
 

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I use the LightLife Fakin' Bacon Tempeh, and you just cook it in a little oil. I can't imagine putting more soy on that stuff-- it's already pretty salty. I find it has a distinct sour taste when you eat it by itself, and it's a litle too strong on the smoke flavor, but I like it in a veggie sandwich. Like a BLT, but with more veggies.
 

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I crumble it into my chili. It's also good if you just use a spice rub or sprinklt spices on it and then fry in a little oil. I get 3-grain tempeh and I've never thought it tasted bad or fishy.
 

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Check out other tempeh links (they're already listed at the bottom of the page under "Similar Links" ) I think there's some prety good ideas in some of them.<br><br><br><br>
Someone (I think Mollygoat) suggested simmering it in applejuice and then frying it 'till crispy... I like tempeh a lot already, but I found out this makes it even better!
 

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I like to cube it, then steam it in a pan for about 15 minutes. Then let it cool a little bit. While it's cooling, I slice up some celery and toast some slivered almonds in a pan on the stove. Then I mash up the tempeh so it's in small chunks and mix in the celery and almonds, and add mayo, a little mustard (stone ground is great), salt, pepper, and celery seed.<br><br><br><br>
Voila! wonderful sandwich filling.
 

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I'm finding it hideous, but I used to also find tofu hideous and now I am warming up to it. So there is hope for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Mollygoat is the self-proclaimed tempeh queen. Like Spout suggested, follow MG's tempeh lead.
 

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Sounds like my experience with Tofu. I purchased it for the first time about 6 months ago and marinated it. I sauteed it and BLECH! Maybe it's the texture but I couldnt eat the stuff. It's odd because I like it when they call it Bean Curd in chinese food.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":shy:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>TheFriskyCat</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br>
Does anyone have some spectacular recipe for tempeh. True, I could do a search of the recipes, but I want to know if anyone has actually had a successful experience with this stuff.</div>
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Crispy Coriander and Garlic Tempeh Sticks<br><br><a href="http://www.newschannel5.com/tott/recipes/2679.htm" target="_blank">http://www.newschannel5.com/tott/recipes/2679.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
This recipe is a fair amount of work but got rave reviews when I made it for a potluck.<br><br><br><br>
The squash soup recipe is great, too, and very easy.
 

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I'm finding it hideous, but I used to also find tofu hideous and now I am warming up to it. So there is hope for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br></div>
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I already told you... the kind you tried is pukey. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:">
 

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I already told you... the kind you tried is pukey. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"></div>
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It's the only kind I can buy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/doh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":doh:">
 

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I only had tempe once, cut in slices and marinated with some kind of soy sause, mixed with spices adn peppers... But, it took so long to prepare, I never did it again. It tastes nice, but I like tofu better, and much quicker to prepare...
 

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I use the LightLife Fakin' Bacon Tempeh, and you just cook it in a little oil. I can't imagine putting more soy on that stuff-- it's already pretty salty. I find it has a distinct sour taste when you eat it by itself, and it's a litle too strong on the smoke flavor, but I like it in a veggie sandwich. Like a BLT, but with more veggies.</div>
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Fakin' bacon tastes like a marriage of cheddar cheese and liver to me.
 

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Fakin' bacon tastes like a marriage of cheddar cheese and liver to me.</div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"> Ugh, don't say that! I have more to eat tonight! But it will be crumbled up in potato/tofu-scramble "breakfast" tacos. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tesseract</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"> Ugh, don't say that! I have more to eat tonight! But it will be crumbled up in potato/tofu-scramble "breakfast" tacos. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"></div>
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It will be just as ummmm.... yummy as ever! I promise!
 

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It will be just as ummmm.... yummy as ever! I promise!</div>
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It turned out OK-- it was still pretty yummy, despite your attempt to RUIN it for me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/chef.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":chef:">
 
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