½ cup barbecue sauce
½ cup orange juice
2 ½ Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
16 oz tempeh
1 small head (about 1 lb) cauliflower
2 Tbsp ghee or unsalted butter
½ yellow onion, finely diced
1 - 2 tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
sea salt, to taste
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups stemmed and chopped Swiss chard
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
roasted and salted peanuts, coarsely chopped (optional)
1. Mix together the barbecue sauce, orange juice, soy sauce, and vinegar in a shallow tray (an 8-inch square pan works great). Slice the tempeh in half horizontally, and then into triangles (about sixteen ¼-inch triangles) and lay them in the marinade, spooning some over the top. Let them sit for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight, flipping occasionally.
2. Cut the cauliflower into florets. In a food processor, pulse the florets just a few times to get the texture of a rough couscous. Heat the ghee over medium heat in a large skillet, add the onion, and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the cauliflower, garlic powder, nutmeg, and sea salt and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes to warm through. Cover and set aside.
3. Heat your grill, grill pan, or cast-iron pan to medium-high heat. Brush the grates or pan with coconut oil. Grill the tempeh for 5 minutes on each side, brushing with the marinade throughout cooking, reserving some for serving.
4. Meanwhile, make the greens. Warm the olive oil in a large skillet, add the garlic, and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the Swiss chard and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes to wilt and warm through. Stir in the lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper.
5. Stir the parsley and Parmesan into the cauliflower and taste for salt and pepper. Brush the tempeh with the remaining marinade. Serve each bowl with a mound of the cauliflower couscous, grilled tempeh, and a side of greens. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan, the peanuts, and extra barbeque sauce on the side.