It's a fermented soy product used mostly in savoury meals and can be an alternative to meat in some recipes (e.g. mince patties or spaghetti Bolognese). It provides a good source of protein, calcium, iron and manganese.
This is a recipe even meat eaters will love!
200 g tempeh, grated
200 g bread (I use gluten free), made into bread crumbs
1/2 onion, diced and lightly fried
1/2 tablespoon Tamari soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon garlic olive oil
1 teaspoon mixed herbs
Extra olive oil for frying
Mix all the ingredients together until it forms a mixture which holds together well. If time permits, place in fridge for 30 minutes and to allow flavours to combine.
Make into medium sized patties (approx a tablespoon of mixture per pattie)
Heat flying pan on medium heat, add desired amount of olive oil. Cook patties for approx 2-3 minutes either side until golden and cooked through
Serve with sweet potato (kumara), salad and sweet chilli sauce.