FRIED TEMPEH WITH SPICY SAUCE / SAMBAL GORENG TEMPEH (2 servings)
What you will need:
  • 8 oz of tempeh / soy bean cake (cut into long and narrow strips)
  • 4 shallots (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled and finely minced)
  • ½ tsp belacan / shrimp paste
  • 1 tsp of galangal powder
  • 2 oz of gula jawa/ Indonesian palm sugar (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp of tamarind paste + ¼ cup of water
  • 1-2 Tbsp of red chili paste (more if you like more heat)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep-frying and sauteing
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oil enough to deep-fried the sliced tempeh. Deep fry until they are golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper towel and set aside
  2. In a medium-size skillet or wok, preheat about 2 Tbsp of oil. Add in the chili, shallots, garlic, shrimp paste, galangal powder and saute until really fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add in the tamarind paste, water and palm sugar. Stir to mix and until the palm sugar melted and started to reduce and caramelized. Add in the fried tempeh and stir to mix everything. Have a taste and season with salt as needed. It should be spicy, sweet, and slightly tangy
Recipe by What To Cook Today at http://whattocooktoday.com/sambal-goreng-tempeh.html