Friday, April 2, 2010

Stir-fry 3 Grain Organic Tempeh with Shrimp in Sambal

I was looking for tempeh for months but seem can't find in any Asian market in NYC or local supermarket.I guess tempeh is not popular among the western people but I was again surprised why major Asian store in NYC doesn't carry tempeh at all..Recently a new Whole Food store open in our neighbour and at last I found tempeh!! Not only regular tempeh but different kind of grain and flavour organic tempeh available there!! I can't really remember when is the first time I tried tempeh but I remember the last time I tried tempeh was at Bali.On our last day of vacation our private tour guide bring us to a Balinese restaurant for dinner.They served us fry tempeh with dipping sauce on the side.At first I thought tempeh must smell like Stinky tofu 臭豆腐 but I was dead wrong.Tempeh is nothing like stinky tofu in fact it's has great health benefit to us.Tempeh is a wonderful, high protein, southeastern Asian treat. Not only does this collaged cake of fermented soybeans have a distinctive nutty taste but its nougatlike texture readily absorbs the different flavorings with which it is cooked. Tempeh is typically made by cooking and dehulling soybeans, inoculating them with a culturing agent (like Rhizopus oligosporus), and then incubating the innoculated product overnight until it forms a solid cake.


1 pack 3 grain organic tempeh(can use any regular tempeh),slice or cut small
1 pound head on shrimp,washed
3 tbsp sambal-belacan-paste or more if you like spicy(or use sambal olek)
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp tamarind powder
1/2 cup water or more if you like extra saucy
1 tbsp oil
1 stalk scallion,washed and cut 2 inch


1:Heat large skillet or wok at medium high heat with oil .Place cut tempeh onto the skillet,fry for 1-2 minutes before add in sambal-belacan-paste and shrimp.
2:Sauteed all ingredients well combine before add in salt,sugar ,tamarind powder and water.Stir-fry for another 5 minutes or until it's cooked.
3:Check the seasoning before remove from heat.Sprinkle cut scallion in before dish out and serve warm with rice or noodles.


Angie's Recipes said...

A nutrition-loaded and delicious dish! Wish I could find some tempeh here.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

organic tempeh sound interesting! this dish is so delicious..add more rice please.

ICook4Fun said...

I can get tempe easily here from Wegmans. It is the same brand as the one you bought. Next time if you need some tell me and I will buy it for you.

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amiga!
Passei para uma visitinha...
Seu cantinho é lindo, nutritivo e de bom gosto.
Muita paz, saúde e sucesso!...

F E L I Z P Á S C O A!!!

       ( ),,( )

Com carinho, para você e sua família...

Itabira - Brasil   

Pete said...

Mmmm, organic tempeh sambal......delicious and healthy!

noobcook said...

tempeh and sambal - what a wonderful combi!

petite nyonya said...

Tempeh is not only healthy but tastes great too whether in sambal like yours or fried plain. Organic tempeh...hmm, must be costly there.

My Asian Kitchen said...

thank you:) maybe you can look in Indonesia store..they do carry tempeh.

Thank you:) can you get organic tempeh in Msia?

Gert,thank you for your offer.Now we have WHfood in our neighbour.They carried lots of grains type and flavor tempeh..

sorry no Brasil but thanks for dropping by:)

thank you:)

thank you:)

petite nyonya:
I think so,Organic tempeh is quite costly here too..anything organic is quite expensive

Anna said...

Can I have some please? :-) seems so delicious, wish I could find organic tempeh here in Liguria!

Anonymous said...

I found a fresh tempeh producer in Brooklyn called Barry's Tempeh

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