Tempeh & Pineapple San Choy Bau

Tempeh & Pineapple San Choy Bau

April 06, 2021

Author - Arena Walton x Manon Bocquet

Tempeh & Pineapple San Choy Bau

Serves 4, 30 minutes

2 T Toasted sesame oil

1 medium Brown onion, fine dice

1 tsp Garlic, crushed

1 tsp Ginger, crushed

Handful green beans, small dice

1 Red capsicum, small diced

½ Pineapple, small dice

200g Natural Tempeh, crumbled

2 T Hoisin sauce

2 T Shiitake Stir Fry Sauce

1 T Shoyu

1 T Maple syrup

2 T Lime juice

1 cup Cooked red coral rice

1 Cos Lettuce, leaves picked and washed

1 T Sesame seeds

6 Spring onions, white and some green part, thinly sliced

Handful fresh coriander, leaves picked

In a medium to high heat wok all the sesame oil, onion, garlic and ginger and fry until they start to sweat and turn golden, approximately 3 minutes. Add the green beans, capsicum, pineapple and tempeh to the wok and stir fry for another 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir the hoisin, shiitake stir fry sauce, shoyu, maple syrup and lime juice together in a bowl. Add this sauce along with the red coral rice to the wok and stir fry for another couple of minutes until heated through.

Serve in lettuce cups with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, spring onions and coriander.

Note: Shiitake Stir Fry Sauce is a good substitute for Oyster Sauce, try this or find a vegan oyster sauce.

Another note: A tasty addition to this recipe is roughly chopped roasted peanuts scattered on top.

Nutrition Advice by Naturopath Manon Bocquet from The Naturopath's Corner

Soy is the only plant protein considered a “complete source of protein” as it contains adequate proportion of each of the nine essential amino acids that our body needs to function.

I am all for people adding more soy into their diets, but I always make sure that they are clear on 2 important points:

1- Make sure it is coming from whole soy foods such as soy beans, tofu, tempeh, edamame or miso.

In fact, soy could have negative health effects when it is isolated into “soy protein isolate” commonly used in cheap protein powders and protein bars.

2- Make sure your soy is grown organically.

In fact the majority of the soy produced in agriculture is genetically modified (containing GMOs) by companies like Monsanto - now Bayer, to resist Roundup/Glyphosate. This herbicide has been linked to many types of cancers, liver and kidney damage, and reproductive and developmental issues – No thanks!!

So by buying certified organic soy, you can be sure you are not consuming GMOs nor being exposed to Roundup/Glyphosate.