Wow. This is way better than chicken salad! Thank you for sharing you recipe with us, Ef!
The main entree of our tailgate lunch, in the parking lot at the Portland International Raceway between our kid's cyclocross races, was our daughter's gluten-free, faux chicken curry salad, made with tempeh, served with her gluten-free sandwich bread made with buckwheat. If I am successful with her bread recipe, I will share it on this blog too.
2 packages (8-ounce each) of Tempeh, diced into 1/4" cubes
1 Apple, cored and diced (peeling optional)
3 Celery stalks, chopped
1/4 cup chopped Nuts (walnuts or pecans)
2 tablespoons Raisins
2 teaspoons Curry Powder
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground Cayenne Pepper
1 cup Mayonnaise (eggless, if vegan)
- Steam the tempeh for 10 minutes. If you don't have a steamer, add 2 to 3 inches of water to a saucepan and place tempeh in a steamer basket. Let cool.
- Once cooled, in a large bowl, combine the tempeh with the apple, celery, nuts, raisins, seasonings and mayonnaise. Add more or less pepper and mayonnaise to your taste and level of moistness you prefer.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Here's a recap by my daughter of her conversation her four year old daughter, my granddaughter, on their drive home from their cyclocross race:
"Leify (22-month old brother), please stop making all that noise! It's not polite to make all that noise when I'm trying to have a conversation with Mama." She told me in intricate detail of her plans for opening a restaurant called "A Big Kitchen For All of Us" - it will host two large kitchens, a party room, offer world foods, the parking lot will be on the left - and I will be supplying lights for the lot, restaurant decorations, roses for the tables and a calendar for the kitchen so that she knows what day it is. And her menu sounds amazing! She's so creative she won't even have to go to cooking school! Thankfully we've been invited to dine at her restaurant every night! I can't wait for her to wow me every night, cause she certainly does evety day!!!
Some of the delectables Seph plans to serve are Crispy Crunchy Carrots and Purple Marshmallow Stew.