This was the perfect lunch. The earthy taste of tempeh merges perfectly with the sweetness of sugar snap peas. Everything is balanced by the soy sauce and sriracha which brings a complex spiciness to the dish. Don’t forget the rice vinegar and rice or noodles. The starch makes it a meal. Carbs make everything better. Also, this dish is super fast to prepare. It didn’t take long at all. Plus, other than a bit of canola oil which makes it a little fatty, it’s very healthy.
Do you want to give it a try? It’s easy and delicious.
What you need
- 2 ounces of tempeh
- half cup of sugar snap peas or snow peas
- buck wheat noodles, brown rice, quinoa, or rice noodles
- 1 tbs canola oil
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs sriracha
- 1 tbs rice vinegar
- a wok or large skillet
How to make it
This recipe serves one. Make sure to have the noodles or rice ready in advance. Make sure the noodles and rice are relatively cool before cooking. I used buck wheat noodles. The final result with buck wheat noodles is not unlike yakisoba! Have the noodles ready to be added to the stir fry.
Mix the soy sauce, sriracha, and rice vinegar in a bowl. Cut the tempeh into small cubes or pieces relatively cube-like. It should like something like the picture below.
Heat the canola oil in a wok or large skillet. Add the snap peas and tempeh once it is hot and stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Everything must keep moving so that it will brown slightly but not burn. Then add the noodles or rice and the sauce that you made and stir everything together well. Continue stir frying for another minute or a little more. After that, you’re done! Enjoy!
I enjoyed this delicious lunch with a glass of wine. I was a little
hungover unwell from last night’s dinner party. It’s okay to have a glass of wine at 3:30pm, right?
Okay, I didn’t add any garlic or herbs. I should have. I ate this meal and I liked it but I suggest adding some ginger, garlic and shallot or some combination of those during the initial 2 minute frying of the tempeh and snap peas. It’s good but with some herbs it can be better!