My cooking goes with the flow of my life and right now itâ€™s just busy, busy, busy. So instead of marinating and smoking my tempeh, I got those smoked tempeh strips. Cheap shot, I know. But Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ll appreciate it if youâ€™re busy too. Because doing it the cheap-shot-way within half an hour you can create a really yummy dish. Red and raw is missing from my color scheme, so a little side salad with cherry tomatoes is highly recommended to complete this meal.
Ingredients (all organic please!):
3 medium potatoes
1 big onion
1 bunch of asparagus
1 package of smoked tempeh
1 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
pinch of sea salt
1. Cut the potatoes in 1-inch squares. Let them soak in (filtered) water for about 5 minutes.
2. Cut onion into sautÃ© slices.
3. Cut smoked tempeh strips in 1/2-inch pieces.
4. Drain potatoes; bring them to the boil with sea salt. Boil for about 5-10 minutes; as soon as they start to soften, drain.
5. Heat olive oil and start sautÃ©ing tempeh. After about 3 minutes add onions and keep stirring for about 7 minutes whilst on medium heat. Onions should be soft, but not caramelized. Keep on low heat until youâ€™re ready to mix with potatoes;
6. Steam asparagus for about 5 minutes (depending on thickness).
7. SautÃ© boiled potatoes in a little heated olive oil for 5 minutes.
8. Combine the tempeh/onion mix and the potatoes, season with a little salt and serve with asparagus.
After combining tempeh/onion mix with potatoes, you can put grated soy cheese over it in the pan. Leave it covered for 2 minutes on low heat. Now youâ€™ve transformed this dish into melted potato delight! Pepper for those who want a bit more spice in their life does work, but takes away from the onion potato sweetness of it all.
If youâ€™re a vegan who has skeptic non-vegan friends over, this is one of those hearty dishes that may have them come closer to their â€˜AHA! momentâ€™. Are they really difficult to please and very dear to you? Separate their portion(s) and make them the above option with traditional (but organic!!) cheese.