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Sticky Tempeh Marinade

This easy marinade is an explosion of flavor, making tempeh irresistible. It's sticky, savory, and incredibly easy to make!
Course Sauces & Dressings
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 46kcal
Author Rachel

Equipment

  • Stovetop

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup soy sauce *tamari or liquid aminos work too
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 2 parts cold water

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk together.
  • Pour over sliced tempeh and allow to marinate for at least 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove tempeh from marinade and cook the tempeh in your preferred cooking method (see above article for cooking options).
  • In a skillet over medium heat, add the leftover marinade. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with cold water to form a slurry and add to the marinade. Stir in and bring to a boil.
  • Boil for a minute, then turn down to a simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes until it thickens, stirring constantly.
  • Add your cooked tempeh into the marinade and stir to coat. The thickened marinade will stick to the cooked tempeh and create a super flavorful sticky coating. Yum!

Notes

*In order to be soy and gluten free, use liquid aminos.

Nutrition

Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 814mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg