Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Stir-Fried Tempeh with Basil Leaves

Simple, easy and yet nutritious dish. Toast the tempeh if you don’t like pan-fried or deep-fried.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 2 pieces fresh tempeh, diced
° 50g or small handful basil leaves
° ½ red chilli, seeded and sliced
° 1-1½ tablespoons olive oil
° salt or five spices salt to taste

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or non-stick pan. Place tempeh in and pan fry until golden yellow. Drain well on kitchen paper if desired and set aside.
2. Pour ½ tablespoon oil in work. Throw in the basil leaves, chilli and stir-fry briskly for a moment.
3. Toss in the tempeh and season to taste with salt or five spices salt.
4. Dish up and serve immediately.


Veggie Bun said...

Are basil leaves same as curry leaves?

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Veggie Bun

Basil leaves is different from Curry leaves and Laksa Leaves. It is a bit difficult to get. It is used in Thai Green Curry.

The current price 50cents for a bundle, quite ok. Sheng Siong Supermarket sell it, Prime Supermarket @ Admirality, says it sell on Sunday only and some wet market sell them too.


dreamy said...

Can the basil leaves substitute normal basil powder ?

I didnt know it was sold here thanks!

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Dreamy

I have never try that, but i think so. The fresh herb should be even much better.

Cheers :)

Jamie said...

i'm trying this tomorrow with frozen tempeh. no fresh ones here. and also basil from my own garden! wish me luck!

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Good Luck Jamie, no problem for you, I am very sure. Fresh Basil leaves from your garden, WOW!

Cheers :)

Basil seed said...

I must try your recipe, simple yet delicious with basil leaves around that add aroma and taste.
Thank you for sharing.

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Basil Seed,
You are welcome. Thank for the comment and thank for liking it.

Cheers :)

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