Tempeh Adobo

Tempeh Adobo

Serves 4

While adobo can refer to several things, here we are drawing inspiration from the Filipino dish of stewed meat marinated in a vinegar mixture. Tempeh, fermented soybeans formed into a cake, substitutes for the meat here and provides a rich and hearty plant-based way to enjoy adobo.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages tempeh
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems chopped and leaves thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cooked whole grain such as brown rice or quinoa
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Method: 

Arrange a steamer basket in a pot. Add enough water just to reach bottom of basket. Bring to a boil. Cut tempeh in half and place in the steamer basket. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and steam about 30 minutes. Remove tempeh and set aside until cool enough to handle. Cut tempeh into 1-inch chunks.

In a medium bowl, whisk together vinegar, tamari, garlic and jalapeño to make the marinade. Add bay leaf and cooled tempeh. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove bay leaf from marinade and discard. Add tempeh and remaining marinade to skillet and simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through. Stir in chard, cover and cook about 5 minutes more or until chard is wilted, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice or quinoa.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:340 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 560mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 25g protein
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