Sunday, December 18, 2011

Low-Fat Tempeh Wings

I've eaten a lot of vegan wings in my day. Whether they're made from tofu, tempeh, seitan, or Gardein, they're always amazing. I love that rich, hot, buttery sauce that sticks to your fingers (and sometimes your chin). When I make homemade wing sauces, I always use equal parts hot sauce and soy margarine. And I use a LOT of margarine.

But little did I know that you don't really need all that fat to make delicious wings. Sure, it adds to the flavor, and maybe it's best to stick to full fat versions when serving a crowd. But the low-fat Buffalo Tempeh in Appetite for Reduction is perfect for everyday eatin':

The sauce on these tempeh wings substitutes vegetable broth for the soy margarine. It doesn't make for a thick coating like the margarine does, but that's okay because you marinate the tempeh in the sauce. And then while the tempeh is pan-frying, you pour any remaining marinade into the skillet and it absorbs into the tempeh.

I served my guilt-free wings with Leahey Gardens vegan macaroni & cheese and a hearty scoop of slow-simmered collard greens and turnips.

10 comments:

Sasha Mitchell said...

If I snap my fingers, can I have this appear in front of me right now please?! Eating this will make one of my holiday wishes come true! Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

I lurrrve the buffalo tempeh from AFR! It's so easy but so delicious.

JL goes Vegan said...

I have got to dust that cookbook off! Love your entire plate!

Sal said...

I've been eyeing that recipe. I'm not a massive tempeh fan but I'm always looking for reasons to love it!! :)

Babette said...

Thanks for reviewing this recipe. I'll try it soon =)

Vanilla Bean Vegan said...
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Vanilla Bean Vegan said...

I love buffalo tempeh, I will have to try this soon!!

BrooklynHeart said...

Ah, I made those just the other day and they were fabulous! My husband could not stop raving about them!

laceylovesfood said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who uses equal parts earth balance and hot sauce. heh. Sometimes I throw in garlic olive oil and liquid smoke too.

tender b. said...

What a great idea using veggie broth instead of a buttery substitute. I'll have to give that a try next time I do some wings.