Last summer we grilled atleast once a week. For some reason we haven’t used it much this summer, but I have been bugging Eric for the past few weeks to grill dinner for us one night. We kept planning on it, but something would happen at the last minute derailing our plan.
Well last night we were finally able to put the grill to use.
We skewered some potatoes, peppers and onions as well as bok choy that was marinated in soy sauce and sriracha. We wrapped some of our CSA corn in foil, but the real star of the grill was the maple grilled tempeh.
Maple Grilled Tempeh adapted from 101 Cookbooks
For grilling I would cut the tempeh in half lengthwise, then cut those down the middle carefully. This will be easier to grill. Grab a long bladed non-serrated knife and cut the tempeh in half lengthwise. Then put the cut side down on the cutting board since it will be flat and work from the top down carefully.
1 package tempeh
3 tablespoons soy sauce or Braggs
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons of roasted garlic or garlic oil, you could also use 2 cloves of raw garlic, chopped
2 serrano peppers, you can de-vain and de-seed if you don’t want it as spicy
A pinch of cayenne pepper
Place the cut tempeh in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Marinate for 1-2 hours.
I think this is a good base marinade that you can definitely build upon. In the future I would like to try a smoky version using paprika, liquid smoke and some cumin. I think an Asian twist would work well too, with some sriracha and sesame oil.
Grilling didn’t take too long, and we were able to enjoy a delicious meal with minimal cleanup.
On another note, I know we are a few days late, but Eric and I wanted to do our monthly wrap up. In terms of working out, we both did quite well.
I started half marathon training, and so far it is going quite well. I am doing weekly speed sessions and they are really starting to pay off. I ran a total of 68 miles, barely missing my goal of 75. There is always this month! I also worked out 25 days out of 31! I was pretty proud of that.
Eric has continued to commute to work daily on his bike. In addition to a daily 30 miles he has started doing weekly long rides bringing his daily total to 60 miles some days! He was excited to meet his goal and commuted 608 miles this month with a total of 769 miles overall. Hopefully this month well get to ride together more frequently and start doing some longer rides.