Ingredients

Suitable for Vegans

1 pack The Tofoo Co Tempeh

30g dried shiitake mushrooms

2 tbsp vegetable oil

3 large shallots

2 inch piece ginger

4 cloves garlic

150ml sweet sherry

1 tbsp Chinese five spice

3 star anise

2 tbsp dark soy sauce

1 aubergine

To serve

Steamed rice/crusty bread

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Braised Tempeh with Aubergine and Shiitake Mushrooms

Serves 2 • Prep 15 min • Cooking

Braised Tempeh with Aubergine and Shiitake Mushrooms
Ingredients

Suitable for Vegans

1 pack The Tofoo Co Tempeh

30g dried shiitake mushrooms

2 tbsp vegetable oil

3 large shallots

2 inch piece ginger

4 cloves garlic

150ml sweet sherry

1 tbsp Chinese five spice

3 star anise

2 tbsp dark soy sauce

1 aubergine

To serve

Steamed rice/crusty bread

Method

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1. Put the dried mushrooms in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 20 mins until softened.

2. Preheat the oven to 160°C/180°C fan.

3. Put an oven proof pan on the heat and add the oil.

4. Cut the Tempeh into large pieces then add to the oil and fry until golden.

5. Peel the shallots, ginger and garlic then cut into large pieces, leave the garlic whole then add to the pan.

6. Stir and cook for a couple of minutes then add the sherry, five spice, star anise and soy sauce.

7. Cook for a couple of minutes stirring occasionally.

8. Add the soaked mushrooms along with the soaking liquid, then cut the aubergine into large chunks and add to the pan.

9. Cover the mixture with water then bring to the boil.

10. Place a lid on the pan (or add the mixture to an oven proof dish and cover with foil) then place in the oven to cook for about 30 minutes until the liquid is reduced by half and the aubergine is softened.

11. Serve with steamed rice or crusty bread.