Tempeh is a natural for a quick marinade: In about 20 minutes it will become suffused with the flavors of the liquid. Its firm texture, which some liken to hamburger, makes it right at home on the grill or under the broiler.
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons finely minced ginger
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons sesame oil
4 teaspoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 8-ounce packages tempeh
Steam the tempeh over boiling water, in a covered pot, for 20 minutes. Mix everything else in a large bowl to make the marinade. Cut each block of tempeh in half, to make 4 portions, and marinate for 20 minutes. Grill over medium-hot coals for about 5 minutes per side.
Yield: 4 Servings.
Nutritional information per serving: 280 calories 4 grams fat 150 milligrams sodium