Friday, February 01, 2008

Tempeh Fajita | I'm Fucking Matt Damon

Well, that title grabbed you didn't it. I cannot stop watching this Youtube video now that one of the Beanies posted it on our website. It's Sarah Silverman I'm Fucking Matt Damon on Jimmy Kimmel and it is hilarious.

on a bed, on a floor, on a towel by the door, in a tub, in the car, up against the mini bar..I'm fucking Matt Damon....

Who's that knockin at my door?"

I'm dying people. It is too funny.

Oh, yeah, and here's a really good recipe I got for Tempeh Fajitas from Delicious TV, a local vegetarian cooking show. This show is really helping me find new and delicious meat free recipes. Toni, the host explains everything in detail which is what I need. Her show isn't as flashy as the food network shows, and sometimes she's not looking at the right camera, but overall the show has been most helpful to me as I try to navigate the world of tofu, tempeh and texturized vegetable protien.

Tempeh Fajitas
Ingredients:
8 oz. block tempeh, any variety
4 T. fajita seasoning (reserve 2 T. for cooking)
2 T. vegetable oiloil for cooking
6 sweet peppers, a combination of green, yellow, orange, and red
2 medium-sized yellow onions
1 Jalapeno pepper
1 package Fajita wraps

To Prepare:Cut tempeh block in half lengthwise then slice into 1/4- to 1/2-inch wide strips. Place in a lidded plastic container, add two tablespoons of the vegetable oil and two tablespoons of the fajita seasoning. Cover container and turn to coat. Tempeh will be completely marinated and ready to cook in approximately 35 minutes, but improves if marinated up to 6-8 hours.

Heat oil in a large skillet (preferably cast iron). Cook marinated tempeh until golden brown, then add roughly chopped seeded peppers and onions.

Turn up the heat while you stir fry to lock in flavors and cook for about 10 minutes or until peppers start to blacken. If necessary add more oil while cooking and season with reserved spice to taste.

Serve tempeh mixture tucked into warmed fajita wraps with salsa and guacamole.

Rating = Damn Good

2 comments:

Marianne said...

It's cool that you are exploring new goods.

The Sarah Silverman thing was too funny.

Nicole said...

I am toying with becoming a wierdo vegan so I tried this recipe...damn, it was really good and easy to make. I'll be checkin' out your blog more often - thanks!