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Vegan MoFo 2015: Black Peppercorn Tempeh

Alright, folks. Day 2 of Vegan MoFo has arrived. The prompt of the day is: Recreate a meal from your childhood. Back in the day, when I ate meat and was a wee youngin’, I loved my mom’s Black Peppercorn Chicken. She would make it for dinner quite often, using a McCormick marinade packet. It was tangy, with a distinct spiciness from the pepper. Alongside, she would mash up baked sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar, and serve up some green beans or corn. Yum. But now that I am a vegetarian, I haven’t experienced the black peppercorn taste profile in a while. It was only when I was grinding up some peppercorns for an Indian recipe that I recognized the zingy smell, and pondered my mom’s holy Peppercorn Chicken. I knew then that I had to vegetarianize the recipe. This tempeh is actually quite easy to prepare. You steam (braise?) it in a water and spice bath, and then coat it with the homemade peppercorn spice mix. It then goes into the oven …