I love the tempeh bacon recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance. I really do. The only problem is, it requires marinating. I for one don’t always have the wherewithal to think that far ahead. I just think: “hey, I want something bacon-like.”
I don’t always have the right ingredients, either. So I’ve made something passable that does not require marinating, but if you want the best stuff, I suggest you go and get yourself a copy of VWAV.
Tempeh Bacon for People Who Can’t Think Ahead
1 8-oz pkg Tempeh
2 Tbs Soy Sauce
2 Tbs Rice Wine Vinegar
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbs Maple Syrup
1/8 Tsp Liquid Smoke
Enough water to cover strips
Slice the tempeh into lengthwise strips along the long edge. You can then cut them in half horizontally if they’re too long for your dish/pan. Mix the rest of the ingredients except for the water (and tempeh) in a microwave-safe covered casserole dish. Add the tempeh; then add enough water to the pan so that the whole mixture just covers the tempeh. Microwave on high for 4 minuets. Spray a non-stick skillet with canola oil spray, and add the microwaved tempeh to the pan. Pan-fry until browned on both sides. Serve.