Tempeh al Axiote… Ay carambas!! Thanks TOFURKY=]

tempeh with achiote!32 oz. plain tempeh
1 large onion
6 cloves garlic
2 cups fresh orange juice
1 cup axiote paste
2 limes
1/2 cup tamarind paste
4 red chilis
Salt and pepper to taste!

This recipe is incredibly easy and you won’t believe how good it is! Tempeh is a great protein option, made with fermented soy beans and packed with nutrition, there are several kinds of tempeh some of them mixed with other grains, for thos recipe we used plain tempeh since the axiote is already filled with intense flavor.

The axiote is a Mexican spice traditional to south and central Mexico. Most dishes are made with pork like the incredible “cochinita pibil” tacos which I must say, were my favorite growing up in Mexico city. The axiote paste is made from the seeds of the annatto tree mixed with other spices such as chillies and herbs, you can buy it in Mexican markets or international food market. To start you need to disolve the axiote paste on the orange juice, chop the rest of ingredients and in the resulting sauce marinate the tempeh overnight or at least for four hours.

Take your tempeh out, onto the grill until hot and roasted and done! Serve with lime, nutritional yeast and some tortillas [pref. NON GMO corn]!!