Miso Glazed Tempeh

You've never had tempeh like this before! Herbal notes from the basil pair perfectly with the savory umami of miso to make this dish an easy winner for a weeknight main course. Pair with sautéed vegetables (especially mushrooms!) for a wonderfully well-rounded dinner.

Miso Glazed Tempeh. Photo by Sarah Crowder.

Miso Glazed Tempeh. Photo by Sarah Crowder.

Miso Glazed Tempeh

Servings: 2

Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 8oz pack tempeh, chopped into bite-size cubes
  • 1 Tbsp sweet white miso
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tightly packed cup sweet basil, rough chop 
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp scallion, sliced
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place tempeh on sheet tray lined with parchment paper and bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown at edges.
  3. In small bowl, combine miso, soy sauce, water, basil, garlic and scallion. Whisk to combine.
  4. Transfer to medium sauté pan and bring to light simmer.
  5. Reduce heat to low and let simmer 10 minutes. Strain.
  6. Combine cornstarch and water, whisk to combine.
  7. Add cornstarch slushy to miso mixture and whisk to thicken.
  8. Remove tempeh from oven and add to sauté pan. Sauté 1-2 minutes to coat tempeh.
  9. Garnish with sesame seeds.