Thursday, November 04, 2010
Vegan Mofo Day 4: tuno tempeh sammich.
Are you familiar with Alicia Simpson's first cookbook, Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Foods? There are some fun recipes in there! I haven't opened my copy in a while, so I decided to try something new last night. The Tuno Tempeh Sandwiches. Not to be confused with that discontinued crap-in-a-can Tuno, This recipe is a very tasty tempeh based sandwich filling. I liked this recipe a lot, and Ken went totally nuts for it. I made some small changes to the recipe to suit our personal tastes, using chopped dill pickle in place of the sweet relish, and omitting the kelp powder. With lovely Alicia's permission, here is the recipe:
Tuno Tempeh Sandwiches
One 8-ounce package tempeh, any variety
2 cups vegetable stock
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon sweet relish
¼ cup chopped red onion
½ teaspoon kelp powder
½ teaspoon stone-ground mustard
¼ cup diced celery
8 slices whole grain or sprouted bread
Simmer the tempeh in stock for 25 minutes. Discard any excess stock and set the tempeh aside to cool.
Grate the cooled tempeh into a medium bowl. Add the mayonnaise, relish, onion, kelp powder, mustard, and celery and stir to combine. Spoon onto the bread and close the sandwiches.
I do like how her recipe instructs the user to "close the sandwiches". See? That's how easy she makes vegan cooking! Haha. Seriously, do try this recipe. Especially if you are one of the many vegans who claim to hate tempeh. I just don't understand hating tempeh, it tastes so different depending on what you use it for. Try it!