Winexpert Burlington Wine Recipes:
Red Wine Marinade for Tempeh (and meats)
What is Tempeh?
Tempeh is made from cooked - and slightly fermented - soybeans, and formed into a patty. Unlike tofu, tempeh has its own unique taste and is mildly flavourful... and very nutritious!
At Winexpert Burlington, we recognize that not all of our clients eat animal proteins. And since Tempeh is highly nutritious, we recommend trying this Red Wine Marinade for flavouring it before using it in stir-fries, pasta dishes, salads, as sandwich protein, and so many more options!
NOTE: This delicious red wine marinade recipe can also be used to marinade game meats, poultry, and more.
Here's how to prepare this easy marinade:
2 cups full-bodied red wine, such as Shiraz or Zinfandel
2 small onion, diced
2-3 long strips of orange peel (careful not to add in the white, more bitter part of the orange)
2 fresh sprigs Rosemary, chopped
1 Tbsp. jam (whatever you have at hand - the tangier, the better: apricot, currant, orange or pear are good options)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
Combine all ingredients in a shallow bowl and whisk well.
Slice Tempeh in small chunks or thin slices and place in the bowl with the marinade. Soak for at least 6 hours or overnight if possible.
To cook Tempeh, heat up a skillet on medium with a bit of olive or grapeseed oil until slightly browned, then proceed to use with your dish - with rice, quinoa, or as a stir fry, using the balance of the marinade as part of your sauce.
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