This is the first step towards Dirty Rice Tamales. We copied the spice combination of an authentic Andouille sausage recipe and marinated the tempeh in that solution overnight. Tomorrow we will add whole mixture and marinade to a pot with 2 cups of rice and 3 cups of water and some onion, celery and bell pepper.
First we crumble the tempeh until it's crumbly.
Then we add all of the herbs and spices. 1 teaspoon each of Oregano, Thyme, Paprika, Sage, Sea Salt, Thyme and File Gumbo (ground Sassafrass)
Then add 1/2 teaspoon each of cracked red pepper and black pepper
Then we add water to cover and 2 tablespoons Canola oil and mix well. Refrigerate overnight.