RECIPE - Tempeh & Sweet Potato Hash (Veggie OR Vegan)

I've been experimenting with recipes for meat-free Monday recently. We had this last night - it was ok...there's a couple of bits I would change to make this better which are in this recipe for you to try out :) If you want it to be vegan then just take the eggs out!

Tempeh is awesome - it's soybean - so like tofu but it's fermented so it's easier to digest plus the texture is (I think) way nicer than tofu. It's not rubbery, it crumbles a bit so great for things like chilli/bolognese PLUS it's porous so soaks up marinades deliciously. It's high in protein and low in carbs and fat.

Tempeh & Sweet Potato Hash

Ingredients (serves 2 with healthy appetites!):

  • 400g x Tempeh (I got mine from the shop As Nature Intended on Commercial St Spitalfields)
  • 300g x Sweet Potato (diced)
  • 3 x large carrots (diced)
  • 1 x shallot (chopped up)
  • 1 x chilli (chopped up)
  • 1 x Pepper (chopped up)
  • 2 x eggs
  • Handful x Kale (chopped up small)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper 

Process:

Soak your tempeh in a marinade of soy sauce for as long as possible. Overnight if you want! This ensures it properly soaks it up and the taste is there - otherwise the taste is a bit....off ;)

In a saucepan, cover the tempeh with water, bring to the boil then simmer for 5 mins. Then take out and cut up into very small cubes.

Heat a teaspoon of oil (I use coconut) and then fry all the veg together apart from the kale. Add a couple of teaspoons of smoked paprika and a bit of salt & pepper now. 

After about 10 mins or so when the potato & carrots are soft, add the kale and cubed tempeh and fry for about 5 mins until the tempeh is hot and the kale is wilted!

Then use a biscuit-cutter to make 2 holes in the hash and drop an egg in each cutter. Fry for about 3 mins...then your hash is ready to be served with a nice big side of green veg! I also made a quick tomato salsa to go with this by blitzing tomatoes & olive oil in my food processor. Once all on the plate - cut everything up and mix it all together - hash, egg, salsa, bit more soy sauce. Good stuff!! Enjoy :)