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.


Anonymous said...

Are basil leaves same as curry leaves?

a veg*n @ 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!

a veg*n @ 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!

a veg*n @ 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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