After my two week hiatus while my cousin was visiting, I had to go back to work....Yes, insert deep depression here. I did have BBQ sauce left tho, so I brought it with me and went Iron Chef!
1 package tempeh, cubed, and boil for 15 min
1/2 cup Backyard BBQ Sauce from the Veganomicon
1 clove chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped shallots
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup cubed pineapple
2 green onions, chopped, for garnish
red pepper flakes to taste
*My measurements, like usual, are probably a bit off, b/c I work at a restaurant so everything was prechopped and waiting for me to throw into a pan....it's so convenient!
Anyway, I sauteed the shallots and garlic in the olive oil, let cook down a little, and added tempeh, browned that up, and added the pineapple and the bbq sauce, let it cook down a little, and garnished with the green onion. It was super delicious. My prep cook liked it, my cocktailer liked it, and it was the brainchild for the bbq, tempeh pizza I made the next week!
I definitely do not have a recipe for that badboy, but I pretty much did the BBQ Tempeh recipe, threw it on top of a pizza crust I made using the You Won't Believe It's Vegan! recipe and then did a kinda improv cheezy topping using Follow Your Heart mozzarella, nooch, spices, and Earth Balance. My carniwhore friend that I cooked dinner for LOVED it!
So that's basically my month of August. Tempeh, BBQ, pineapple, repeat....nom nom noms. This was actually the kickoff to my homemade pizza addiction, fueled by Daiya. And now I know, BBQ sauce is a gateway drug, dammit all!!