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5 tempeh marinades in a mason jar

5 Easy Tempeh Marinades


Description

Make tempeh delicious with these 5 mega flavourful marinades! Perfect for meal prepping, baking, air frying, grilling, roasting and more. 


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Ingredients

Tandoori Marinade 

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt (125g // or full fat coconut milk // add 23 tbsp of non dairy milk if using a thick yogurt) 
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (30g)
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (10g)
  • 3 minced garlic cloves ( 9g // or 1.5 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger (15g // or 1/2 tsp ground ginger)
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika 
  • 1.5 tsp graham masala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Satay Marinade

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (60ml)
  • 2 tsp red curry paste (10g)
  • 1.5 tsp coconut sugar (6g)
  • 1.5 tbsp soy sauce (22g)
  • 2 garlic clove, minced (6g)
  • 2 tsp ginger grated (10g)
  • 2 tsp curry powder 

Smoky Maple Marinade

  • 1/4 cup tamari (60g // or soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (40g)
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke (5g)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, optional

Korean BBQ Marinade

  • 1/4 cup low sodium tamari  (60ml // or soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (24g)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (15g)
  • 1 scallion, chopped (10g)
  • 3 tbsp apple sauce (45g)
  • 3 minced garlic clove (9g)
  • ½ tbsp sesame seeds (7g)
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger (15g)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp Korean red pepper flakes, optional

Spiced Yogurt Marinade

  • 1/2 cup non dairy yogurt (125ml)
  • 2 tbsp non dairy milk (30g) 
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (30g)
  • 2 garlic clove, minced (6g)
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger, grated (10g)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne, optional 

Instructions

  1. For each marinade, add all the ingredients into a bowl and stir until combined. Alternatively, add all the ingredients into a air tight jar and shake until combined. You can either store the marinade in the refrigerator or freezer as is or marinade the tempeh (steps below). 
  2. Add marinade over tempeh in a freezer safe container or bag and toss until tempeh is fully coated in the marinade. Each marinade is enough for 1 8 oz package of tempeh. 
  3. Immediate Use: Refrigerate and let the tempeh marinade for at least 30 minutes (preferably overnight). 
  4. Freezing: Transfer the marinated tempeh to the freezer and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to cook, place the frozen marinated tempeh into the refrigerator overnight or until completely thawed. Alternatively, place the tempeh in a bowl of hot water and change water as it cools until thawed. Now the tempeh is ready to be cooked! See this post to see how to cook tempeh. 

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Keywords: tempeh marinades, tofu marinades, vegan marinades