Vegan MoFo Day 3: Barbecued Tempeh

BBQ Tempeh and Coleslaw Sandwich

It’s Music Monday, and today’s meal and song are all about barbecue.

I bought Bryant Terry’s Vegan Soul Kitchen ages ago, and I’ve thumbed through it many, many times since. I’d looked at the Open-Faced BBQ Tempeh Sandwich recipe quite a few times, and finally decided to make it. The weather today was pretty cold and rainy, so I decided to bake the tempeh instead of grilling it.

I used locally-made tempeh from Twin Oaks .  It was my first time using it, and while other brands are good, this was so fresh tasting that I’m hooked. I also try to support local businesses where ever I can.

The book recommends a recipe for Carrot-Cayenne Coleslaw, but I remembered coleslaw that I recently saw on Peas and Thank You, and decided to make it. It’s tahini-based dressing was a nice foil to the savory and mildly spicy tempeh. Since I was using tempeh in my sandwich, I decided to throw in a handful of chopped cashews.

If I were eating the tempeh on its own, I’d probably reduce the tamari a bit, since the flavor is pretty intense. With the bread and coleslaw, it made a great sandwich with a variety of flavors and textures. I’d love to make this again, and finish off on the grill as suggested.

This song by Bobby Watson would perfectly accompany this dish, whether you’re grilling outdoors or cooking inside.

Bobby Watson – Wilkes’ BBQ

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11 Responses to “Vegan MoFo Day 3: Barbecued Tempeh”
  1. Ooh nice looking tempeh and coleslaw.

  2. Mo says:

    I LOVE music monday! So creative! And, damn, that tempeh looks delicious!

  3. celyn says:

    That looks absolutely delicious!

  4. Erin says:

    I need to give Vegan Soul Kitchen some more love! That’s a great looking sandwich.

  5. laura says:

    love twin oaks! last time i was in virginia i brought home a bunch of their stuff. loved it all. wish we had something similar here.

  6. Jojo says:

    That looks really really good. I wish I was eating it right now!

  7. panda cookie says:

    Hell yes. I used some Twin Oaks tofu recently and it really is super. I’ll have to check out their tempeh.

  8. josephine says:

    looks delish! i wonder if twin oaks ships?

  9. oliver danni says:

    VSK totally rules. I want to marry it and have its little cookbooky babies. I kicked off my MoFo by making a playlist of the soundtrack ( I did the turnip-shallot soup for my Day 2 and now I kind of want to eat that soup every day of my life.

    Awesome that you’re supporting Twin Oaks! I’ve visited there…it’s such a nice place. Part of me kinda wants to go live there forever (but probably won’t).

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