Tempeh Double-Decker Sandwich Recipe Video

Toni uses Tempeh to put a deliciously healthy spin on a Classic American Sandwich

Summary

Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
CuisineCourse
TasteFeel
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group,

Recipe Story

My daughter was a little skeptical about this sandwich when I first mentioned making it for our sandwich episode. However after one bite, it quickly became one of her favorites. This sandwhich is so easy, delicious and best of all healthy. It’s a wonderful way to familiarize yourself with the nutty taste and texture of tempeh. Tempeh comes in a variety of flavors. If you are using it for the first time I recommend either the soy or three grain style.

Ingredients

 Tempeh2 Cup (32 tbs) (Any Style)
 Tamari soy sauce1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Vegetable oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Ripe tomato1 Large, sliced
 Lettuce leaves8
 Red onion1 Small
 Roasted red pepper strips3 , sliced
 Swiss cheese slices4
 Russian dressing5 Tablespoon (Alternatively Mix Vegan Mayo With Ketchup)
 Sandwich bread slices8
 Butter/Vegan margarine or vegetable oil - for brushing2 Tablespoon (For Brushing)

Directions

GETTING READY
1 Cut a package of tempeh, any style, into quarters.
2 Slice each quarter in half, so you have eight thinner slices.

MAKING
3 In a nonstick skillet, heat 3-4 tbsp of oil.
4 Fry each slice until golden brown and turn to cook on the other side.
5 When the tempeh is done, remove and set onto a paper towel for a minute or so.
6 Brush each side with tamari soy sauce while the tempeh is still hot.
7 Heat a heavy skillet on medium for grilling the sandwiches.
8 Prepare each slice of bread with lettuce, tomato, red onion, peppers if using, tempeh and cheese (optional).
9 Top the cover slice with dressing.
10 Brush the top of the sandwich with butter, margarine or a little vegetable oil.
11 Grill brushed side down in the skillet.
12 Now brush the remaining top.
13 Grill until nice and toasty.

SERVING
14 Serve at once.

Editors Review

Tempeh's is an Asian high protein food, its nutty flavor is something to die for and the reason for its popularity around the world. It is very intelligent of the Chef to try something like this with tempeh and come up with a healthy sandwich that is not restricted to Asians or rest of the world. Anyone who eats sandwich can try this. Even vegans can enjoy it as there is no animal product in the dish.

Comments

NAUSHABA TABASSUM profile page

NAUSHABA TABASSUM says :

I thnk it will delicious ,will try by me as soon as
Posted on: 26 October 2007 - 6:46pm
Anonymous

tadeger says :

great sandwich, but the health factor went out the window with all that shotening. An alternative is a touch of oil spray to give you a nice tosted texture without all the fat.
Posted on: 25 October 2007 - 8:22pm
mandeep profile page

mandeep says :

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm no words till i finish the stuff
Posted on: 20 September 2007 - 8:45am
mandeep profile page

mandeep says :

mmmmmmmmmm no words till i finish this
Posted on: 20 September 2007 - 8:44am
Petal profile page

Petal says :

I couldnt find it at Safeway (local grocery store) or the Asian market. Ended up using Tofu instead, and it was just delicious. I am sure I can find this at Whole Foods but I didnt try. May be next week :)
Posted on: 5 July 2007 - 7:16pm
Delicious TV profile page

Delicious TV says :

Tamari literally means liquid pressed from soybeans, originally it was the thick brown liquid that pooled in casks of fermenting soybean miso. For centuries this tamari was a rare delicacy reserved for special occasions. Eventually producers learned to brew tamari as a liquid soy sauce that had similar characteristics as the original by-product of miso. This tamari is brewed from whole soybeans, sea salt, water, and koji (Aspergillus hacho). Tamari is wheat free and popular with those who have wheat allergies. Also, if you have the opportunity look for Shoyu soy sauce. These two, Tamari and Shoyu are like the Rolls Royce of soy condiment sauces, inexpensive and really wonderful!
Posted on: 3 July 2007 - 7:24pm
Delicious TV profile page

Delicious TV says :

Tempeh is available in most mainstream grocery stores in the U.S. Look in the produce section, usually next to tofu. If you are unable to find it there, check out any whole food markets, health food stores or Asian markets. if it's still a problem write me back and I'll find it somewhere for you! Thanks for the kind comments and I hope you'll be able to make this sandwich... It really is DELICIOUS! Toni
Posted on: 3 July 2007 - 7:17pm
Hyde Ray profile page

Hyde Ray says :

What are the health benefits of tempeh?
Posted on: 5 July 2007 - 8:24pm
Delicious TV profile page

Delicious TV says :

Tempeh is made from whole soybeans, so it's a fiber-rich food. It's also a generous source of many nutrients such as protein, calcium, B-vitamins and iron. Being fermented it's easily digested, has great texture and the nutrients are easily absorbed. Thankfully, with all the recent negative hype about soy, tempeh has, because of it's unique properties, avoided all the controversy!
Posted on: 6 July 2007 - 6:16am
khau_khan profile page

khau_khan says :

never heard of tempeh and tamari - but looks like i am and even your daughter is convinved - i am going to try this out Bon Appetite!
Posted on: 3 July 2007 - 7:16pm
khau_khan profile page

khau_khan says :

never heard of tempeh and tamari - but looks like i am and even your daughter is convinved - i am going to try this out Bon Appetite!
Posted on: 3 July 2007 - 7:16pm
Petal profile page

Petal says :

Iv never heard of Tempeh before. Can I get it at a regular grocery store? I am always on the hunt for healthy food ..your video and sandwich look delicious btw :-)    
Posted on: 3 July 2007 - 6:20pm
Ganesh Dutta profile page

Ganesh Dutta says :

delicious sandwich with delicious picture!
Posted on: 3 July 2007 - 12:15pm
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