A couple years ago Lew and I discovered Tempeh. Actually the first time we tried tempeh was approximately 2 years ago when we went on a weekend trip snowboarding in North Carolina. (Which we just so happen to be doing tomorrow!) Since first trying tempeh we have tried a few ways to prepare it at home but have found one way to be our favorite and that is on pizza!
My local grocery stores do not sale tempeh so when I visit Earth Fare I stock up and freeze the tempeh until I am ready to use it. So, last night I put a package in the fridge to thaw. Once thawed I start the marinade. This afternoon I cut the tempeh into one inch pieces and placed in a 9 in. casserole dish. Here are the ingredients you will need for my marinade:
- Pure Maple Syrup
- Teriyaki sauce
- Reduced sodium soy sauce
- Balsamic Vinegar
This is the perfect marinade! The only problem is that I do not measure the amounts at all! I just eyeball it. But basically I just cover the tempeh with each ingredient and then let set for hours. I like to let is marinate at least 4 hours. For the syrup I simply drizzle a little over all of the tempeh. Then I cover the rest with each ingredient using more teriyaki than anything.
When the tempeh is ready I saute the tempeh and the marinade in a skillet until all liquid is evaporated and tempeh is beginning to form a glaze on the outside.
For the pizza dough I used this recipe for Spelt Pizza Dough and it was wonderful! Definitely the best dough I have every made. I just placed all the ingredients in my bread machine on the dough setting and let it do its thing.
When the dough was ready I brushed the edges with olive oil and then used pesto as my pizza base instead of traditional pizza sauce.
I simply used the tempeh and olives (for Lew’s half) and covered with mozzarella and feta cheese.
I baked the pizza for 20 minutes in a 425 degree oven.
Today has been FULL of carbs but they have all been so good! Tomorrow I will be ready for some veggies!
Do you know what the best thing to do with homemade pizza? Watch Grey’s Anatomy