Recipe: Party in yo mouth BBQ Tempeh — Fo Reals Life

April 27, 2012 April 27, 2012/ Morgan Eccleston

Yeah, I said it. PAR-TAY! And TEM-PAY! (Ahem, tempeh..) It goes together in my mind, alright?

I feel like anytime you grill something its a party. In our little apartment complex the neighbors all come out and join in when we start up the grill. We start a fire in the fire-pit and turn up the tunes. I live in a really amazing little place, actually!

So if you don’t know tempeh, haven’t tried tempeh or think you hate it I triple dog dare you to try this recipe out. I shoved it on my friends the other night and they enjoyed it. You can find it at natural grocery stores or even by the other soy products (tofu) in regular grocery stores. I live in a really big hippie-fied town so I don’t really know how lucky I am to have it at every single dang grocery store until I go out of town.

Party in Yo Mouth BBQ Tempeh


1/2 cup soy sauce (lower salt preferred here, or braggs ammino works too!)

1/4 cup rice vinegar

2 Tablespoons honey

1-3 teaspoons hot sauce (to taste!)

3 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 Tablespoon grated ginger

1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

12 oz tempeh (


makes awesome tempeh here in my town. Who makes yours?! BTW, it’s presteamed so if yours isn’t, follow the directions on the package to steam it.)


Cut your tempeh up into cubes. 1 inch or so works. Throw them into a plastic bag with all of the other stuff. Marinate for at least an hour but up to 24. Stick it on a skewer and grill over a medium-high fire until nice and charred. I added some red onion, zucchini and mushrooms to my skewers. (If you don’t think you like veggies THINK AGAIN! Grilled veggies are amazing.) You can also broil them. And even skip cutting it into cubes and just do thick slices! This recipe is simple-sauce so don’t sweat it, baby.

Eat, love and repeat.

The hot sauce I used. It is OUT OF CONTROL HOT. I am scared of this stuff.

Marinating in the bag.

Go forth, my friends, and conquer the tempeh!

April 27, 2012/ Morgan Eccleston/