Asian Tempeh Marinade



Asian Tempeh Marinade
Asian Tempeh Marinade
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Asian Tempeh Marinade

Asian Tempeh Marinade

  • Author: Ido Zivli
  • Active Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 2-8 hr
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main dish


The love for tempeh can be an acquired taste, but with this Asian-style marinade, you will fall in love with it in no time. Bursting with flavor and easy to make, this recipe is a must-try for sure. If tempeh is not your cup of tea, try tofu or seitan instead!



1 block of tempeh (250g, or 9 oz)

1 lime, juiced

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp sesame oil

3 tbsp maple syrup or molasses

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp ginger root, peeled and minced

1 lemongrass stalk, white part only, finely chopped


  1. Slice the tempeh, and place it on an oven-safe dish that you can later cover with a lid.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk together.
  3. Pour the sauce over your tempeh, cover with the lid, and place in the fridge to marinate for 2 to 8 hours.
  4. When you’re ready to cook, place the covered dish in a preheated oven (fan bake, 180 ̊C, or 350 ̊F), and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the lid, toss the tempeh to coat all its sides, then bake for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Serve as a balanced meal with a fresh salad with avocado, quinoa, or another whole grain.


Keywords: tofu, tempeh, marinade, easy, soy, main dish

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