Blackened Tempeh

I’ve wanted to create my own blackened tempeh recipe for a while – one that is oil free, not pan fried, and uses ingredients that are readily available in my pantry…. and it finally happened!

This has a spicy, slightly smoky flavor, and is very simple to put together.

Blackened Tempeh

2 packages of tempeh

1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 Tablespoon brown rice vinegar

2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

dash black pepper

Cut the tempeh into desired size slices or chunks. Blend together the marinade (all remaining ingredients). Add a drizzle of water if needed.

The marinade will be fairly thick, so it’s best brushed on the tempeh rather than poured. It can be marinated for 30-60 minutes, but I put it on and cooked it immediately and it tasted great.

Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, and brush a thin layer of the marinade on the paper. Put the tempeh in a single layer on the baking sheet, and brush the marinade on the tempeh.  Bake at 425* for 15 minutes, then flip and brush the bottom with the remaining marinade and bake for 15 minutes.

Right before removing from the oven, broil for 2 minutes.

And enjoy!

1 thought on “Blackened Tempeh”

  1. Wow…thanks, Kelli. So easy! I love blackened tempeh…now this will make it do-able without the oil.

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