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Star Anise-Glazed Tempeh with Stir-Fried Peppers & Chinese Five Spice

Who in the world can refuse this hearty and vibrant Star Anise-Glazed Tempeh with Stir-Fried Peppers ad Chinese Five Spice? The colors and flavors are so rich you can't help but wish it'll just pop out of your screen straight to your mouth!

Serves: 4

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Chinese Five Spice powder
  • 8 oz tempeh, cut in half width-wise and then into eighths
  • 4 tsp peanut oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 6 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 head red cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1/3 cup peanuts, chopped

  1. Place the soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, maple syrup and five spice powder in a saucepan. Boil for 4-5 minutes, then turn off the heat and add the tempeh. Let it soak four minutes on each side. Set aside, reserving the marinade.
  2. Heat a wok to medium-high and add 2 tsp peanut oil. Add the tempeh and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Add a few tbsp of the marinade and cook until it has evaporated and glazed the tempeh. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Wipe out the wok and add 2 tsp peanut oil. Over medium-high heat, cook the garlic, ginger and scallions for 1 minute. Add the peppers and cabbage. Cook until slightly softened, but still crisp, about ten minutes. Add the remaining marinade. and cook an additional five minutes. Serve over rice.


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Source: Eats Well With Others


Photo Credit to: Joanne Bruno

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