Tempeh-Potato Bake with Caramelized Fennel and Red Onions in a White Wine and Dijon Mustard Gravy

The beautiful aniseed flavours of fennel are tempered in this dish by the caramelizing process and they blend perfectly with the earthiness of the cabbage and the umami notes of the tempeh. This is an oil-free dish and it serves 4-6 (depending on appetite!). If you use a mandolin, it will make slicing the onions, fennel, and potatoes much easier.


227g block tempeh
300g cabbage, shredded
2 red onions, very finely sliced
1 bulb fennel, very finely sliced
1kg potatoes (skins left on), very finely sliced
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp balsamic vinegar

For the Tempeh Marinade
1/2 cup vegetable broth
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp smoked paprika

For the Gravy
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup suitable-for-vegans white wine
3 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp suitable-for-vegans Dijon mustard
2 tsp maple syrup
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar


1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Steam the tempeh for 15 minutes, slice into thin strips and then each strip into thirds. Mix the tempeh marinade ingredients together in a shallow bowl, and add the tempeh. Toss to coat.
2. Preheat a large nonstick or stainless steel frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the onions, fennel, and salt. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the volume is greatly reduced and the vegetables are lightly coloured. If the vegetables start to stick, add a splash or two of water. Add the rest of the salt, the maple syrup, and the balsamic vinegar. Cook for 5 minutes more, stirring frequently. Add the cabbage, and cook until starting to soften.
3. Make the gravy by combining all ingredients in a bowl and whisking.
4. Spray a large casserole dish with suitable-for-vegan spray oil, and layer half of the potatoes in the bottom, overlapping them. Layer on the tempeh, and then the onion-fennel-cabbage mixture. Top with the remaining potatoes. Pour over the gravy. Cover the dish tightly with foil.
5. Bake for 45 minutes; remove the foil, and bake for 15 minutes more until the potatoes are soft and golden.

Sweet Potato and Tempeh Stew

A very easy recipe with lots of interesting flavours and textures that’s ready in about 20 minutes.


1 red onion, in medium dice
250g mushrooms, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
220g tempeh, cubed
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
150g sugarsnap peas, roughly chopped
1 l vegetable broth
1 tsp mixed herbs
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 heaped tsp cornflour mixed to a paste in a little cold water


1. Sauté the onion and mushrooms in a large soup pot over a medium-low heat until softened (2 minutes), adding a splash of broth if the vegetables start to stick.
2. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
3. Stir in the tempeh, sweet potato, sugarsnap peas, vegetable broth, mixed herbs, smoked paprika, and soy sauce.
4. Bring to the boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender.
5. Stir in the cornflour mixture and allow to simmer for about 2 minutes to allow the liquid to thicken.

Tempeh au Poivre

A rich and decadently-flavoured dinner that takes just 30 minutes to prepare, including marinating time, this tempeh au poivre is best accompanied by roasted vegetables and potatoes, or steamed greens and French fries. It serves 2.


1 block tempeh (approx. 250g), halved

For the Marinade

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp onion granules
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dill

For the Sauce

1 1/2 cups soy (or other all-plant) milk (1/4 cup set aside)
2 heaped tsp suitable-for-vegan Dijon mustard
2 tbsp crushed peppercorns
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp cornflour


1. Steam the tempeh for 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, make the marinade by mixing all the ingredients in a shallow bowl.
3. Place the tempeh into the marinade and turn to coat. Leave to marinate for 15 minutes while you make the sauce. Meanwhile, preheat a griddle pan or health grill to high, or a regular frying pan to medium.
4. Mix 1 1/4 cup soy milk, mustard, peppercorns, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a simmer, whisking. Mix the cornflour into the remaining 1/4 cup soy milk. Add this paste to the sauce, whisking all the time. Allow to thicken, and turn off the heat while you cook the tempeh.
5. Fry the tempeh 3-5 minutes each side until golden and heated through. Serve with the sauce.

Lime-Marinated Tempeh Skewers

A very simple dish that’s perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining. This serves 2.


1 tbsp hot lime pickle (if you can’t find this, use the juice of 1 lime, 1 tsp mango chutney, and a pinch of chilli flakes
2 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp dried mint, or 1 tbsp of finely chopped fresh mint
lime rind, to garnish
200g tempeh, steamed 15 minutes and then cubed
1 red pepper, coarsely chopped
1 red onion, coarsely chopped
8 cherry tomatoes


1. Soak four bamboo skewers in boiling water.
2. Mix the pickle, tamari, vinegar, maple syrup and mint in a large, shallow bowl.
3. Add the tempeh, and toss to coat. Leave to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
4. Load your veggies and tempeh onto the skewers, brush with some marinade and griddle, grill or barbecue until cooked. These were cooked on a griddle pan for 10 minutes.
5. Serve with rice, with remaining marinade poured over, and garnish with lime rind.

Turmeric, miso stew with tofu, tempeh, mushrooms, and potatoes

Sweetened with dates, thickened with flax, and finished with baby kale, this is a rich, spicy stew with lots of strong flavour and colour. If you’re not a turmeric lover, keep the amount low to start.


1/4 cup water
1/2t coarse sea salt
2T scallions, finely chopped (reserve a few inches of green for garnish)
1-3t dried, ground turmeric (to taste — I use 1T)
1T fresh garlic, minced
1t fresh ginger, grated and minced
1/2t dried, ground cumin
1/2t dried marjoram, rubbed
1/4t dried red chilis (or to taste — I use about 1/2t)
1 cup cremini mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced, about 1/8″
125g extra firm, high quality tofu, 1/3″ cubes
125g tempeh, 1/4″ cubes (use pasteurized)
1 1/2 cups potatoes, 1/3″ dice (I use organic russets)
1/2 cup dried, soft dates, pitted and finely chopped
1T lemon juice
1 ‘sprig’ dried kombu, about 2″
2 cups vegetable stock
2 cups unsweetened plant milk
3T red miso (or more, to taste)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1T sesame seed butter
2T milled flax seed
3 cups loose baby kale (leave a few leaves for garnish)
Coarse sea salt and black pepper to taste

Optional: White, yellow, or other shades of miso will work, but they’ll change the final colour. Use freshly grated turmeric (start with 1T) if you have an easy source. Leave out the garlic if you prefer. A little shredded cabbage added with the plant milk and/or a little cilantro for garnish wouldn’t hurt. Add some fresh blueberries to brighten up the flavour.


Warm a large frying pan with a lid on medium heat. Add the water, sea salt and scallion. Water saute for 2 minutes. Add the turmeric, and other herbs and spices. Saute another minute.

Add the mushrooms. Saute for another 2 – 3 minutes. Add the tofu, tempeh, potatoes and dates. Saute another 2 minutes. Add the lemon and deglaze the pan (if necessary).

Add the stock, bring the pan to a light simmer, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Uncover, add the plant milk. Increase heat to medium low.

Simmer another 30 minutes or so uncovered on low heat (as low as you can set it but still simmer) stirring periodically. Remove from heat. Remove the kombu. Add the miso, nutritional yeast, sesame seed butter, flax and kale. Stir to combine.

Let stand 2 minutes to cool. Season to taste. Ladle out into bowls. Garnish with scallion green sliced on an angle and a few scallion greens and serve.



Warm tempeh and soft wheat salad with broccoli, red pepper and fresh raspberries

A warm fall salad with a variety of bold flavours, colours and textures. Rye berries will work in this dish as well; increase the cooking time to about 1 hour and add the tempeh after 15 minutes.


1/2 cup of soft wheat berries
2 cups of vegetable stock
1 ‘brick’ of pasteurized tempeh (250g) in 1/2″ cubes*
1/4t of coarse sea salt
1/4t of coarse salt
1 scallion, minced
1 red pepper, cored, seeded and cut in 1/2″ dice
2 cups of brocolli florets broken up in to about 1″ pieces
3T of cooking oil
1T of lemon juice
1T of agave nectar
2t of tamari
2T of nutritional yeast
1/2 cup of fresh raspberries, chopped**
Sea salt and black pepper to taste


In a pot with a lid, bring the stock to a light boil.
Add the wheat berries, the cubed tempeh, and the 1/4t of sea salt.
Cover, reduce to low and simmer 40-50 or until the water is absorbed and the wheat is soft. Add a little water if you start to run out of moisture.
When the wheat is done, in a frying pan, bring the oil to heat on high.
Add the sea salt and scallion and stir fry for 1 minutes.
Add the broccoli and red pepper and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
Add the lemon, tamari and agave.
Stir to combine.
Add the tempeh, wheat and nutritional yeast.
Stir to combine and remove from heat.
Add the nutritional yeast.
Stir to combine.
Season to taste.
Plate and garnish with the chopped raspberries.

*Make sure to use pasteurized tempeh or to pasteurize your tempeh separately before preparing it using this recipe. Tempeh from a standard grocery store will often be pasteurized, but be sure to check the label. The recipe requires cooking longer than the time normally required for pasteurization, but better safe than sorry.

Collard green wraps with tempeh, eggplant and potato and a smoky peanut sauce

Garnished with a little sauerkraut and red Thai chili, this is a simple wrap with a lot of rich flavours.


For the collard greens
6 medium sized collard green leaves (e.g., 6″ long, 4″ wide)
Warm water to cover
1t coarse sea salt

For the filling
1T cooking oil
3/4t coarse sea salt, divided
1T fresh garlic, minced
1t fresh ginger, minced
1 dash liquid smoke
250g tempeh, shredded coarsely
1 medium eggplant, shredded coarsely (about 2 cups worth)
1 medium white potato, shredded coarsely (about 1 cup)
1T white vinegar
2T tamari
2 cups vegetable stock
A sprig of kombu (about 2″)
1/4 cup crunchy unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter
2T nutritional yeast
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

For the garnish
6T sauerkraut
2T red Thai chili paste or other hot sauce to taste


Soak the collard leaves in warm, lightly salted water for about 15 minutes.
Remove, and set the collards aside to dry while you make the sauce.
Shred the vegetables and toss with 1/2t coarse sea salt.
Let stand ten minutes, and then drain any liquid.
Lightly rinse to remove some of the salt.
Shred the tempeh (it may crumble during the process –that’s fine).
Bring the oil to heat in a frying pan on medium-high with 1/4t coarse sea salt.
Add the garlic, ginger and smoke and fry for 2 minutes.
Add the eggplant, potato and tempeh.
Saute for 3-5 minutes or until the pan starts to brown.
Add the white vinegar and tamari and deglaze the pan.
Add the vegetable stock and kombu.
Cover reduce heat to low, and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring here and there.
After 40 minutes, the liquid in the pan should be quite reduced.
If not, remove the lid and cook until there’s only half a cup of moisture in the pan.
Remove the kombu.
Add the peanut butter and nutritional yeast and stir until well-combined.
Remove from head and let cool 5 minutes.
Season to taste.
Add 1/6 of the filling to each roll (about 2/3 cup give or
Garnish each roll with roughly 1T of sauerkraut and 1t of hot sauce.
Roll up like a burrito or temaki (a sushi hand roll) and serve.

Tacos with spicy tempeh, white miso sauce and baby greens

Soft, hand rolled corn tortillas, warm spicy tempeh and lime accented greens make this a lovely and flavourful dish. Fresh tortillas are terrific and when you make them from scratch, you control all of the ingredients. Be sure to use masa harina rather than regular corn flour
for this recipe. This makes eight small tacos.

For the tempeh
1T cooking oil
1T fresh garlic, minced
1T red Thai chili paste (or similar and/or to taste)
250g tempeh, crumbled (use pasteurized)
1/4 cup tamari (or to taste)
1 cup vegetable stock
1/4t coarse sea salt

For the tortillas
1 1/2 cups masa harina
1/2T ground flax seed
1/2t coarse sea salt
1 cup hot water

For the white sauce
1 cup unsweetened plant milk (I use soy)
1/4t coarse sea salt
1T white vinegar
1T sesame seed butter
1T white miso
2T tapioca flour dissolved in 2T cold water
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

For the greens
1T olive oil
1t lime juice
1/4t coarse sea salt
1T nutritional yeast
1 cup loose baby kale
1 cup loose baby spinach

For the garnish
1/2 cup passata (or tomato puree)
1/2t red Thai chili paste (or similar and/or to taste)
Coarse sea salt and black pepper to taste.
2T nutritional yeast

First, start the tempeh, then the tortillas, the white sauce, the greens and the garnish.
In a frying pan with a lid, bring the oil and sea salt to heat on medium high.
Add the garlic and chili and fry for 2 minutes.
Add the tempeh and fry for 3-5 minutes.
Add the tamari and deglaze the pan.
Add the stock, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
While the tempeh simmers, make the tortillas.
Mix the dry ingredients and add the water.
Stir to form a smooth, pliable dough, neither too dry nor moist.
If the dough is too wet, add more masa 1T at at time; if too dry, add water 1T at a time.
Divide the dough into 8 equal parts, and flatten each into a 2-3″ round disk.
Cover the dough with a damp cloth while you press the tortillas.
Heat a frying pan on medium high heat.
If you have a tortilla press, follow the instructions provided.
If you don’t, roll the tortillas out gently between two sheets of plastic wrap into rough circles about 1/8″ thick, about 5-6″ in diameter.
It’s the peeling of the tortilla that’s of the most difficult part — go slowly.
Carefully peel and add the tortilla and cook until the top of the tortilla is start to look dry.
Flip and cook the other side (it should be about 1 minute each side, a little more on the first, a little less on the second).Little brown spots make a tortilla look lovely.
Repeat for the remaining 7 tortillas and cover with a warm, very lightly damp tea towel.
Let them rest for about 20 minutes to cool and soften until you’re ready to use.
The tortillas will keep, but you’ll likely have to steam them to use them later.
At the 40 minute mark, preheat the oven to 450F.
In a shallow pan with sides, bake the tempeh for another 20 minutes or until the moisture has been absorbed the tempeh has started to brown. Ovens vary; use the colour as your guide. Don’t overcook.
Start the white sauce and broil the tempeh for another 5 minutes.
In a small sauce pan, bring the soy milk to a simmer.
Add the sea salt, miso, sesame seed butter and vinegar.
Stir to combine and simmer for 5 minutes uncovered.
Slowly add the tapioca solution stirring continuously until it thickens.
Remove from heat and season to taste.
Remove the tempeh from the oven.
Let the white sauce and the tempeh cool for a few minutes.
While they cool, whisk the dressing for the greens and toss.
Whisk the ingredients for the garnish.
To assemble, fill each tortilla with 3-4T tempeh, 2T white sauce, 1/4 cup greens and then about 2t passata
Sprinkle with nutritional yeast and serve.

Hand rolled and cut pici noodles with tempeh, kale and mushroom ragù

Pici are a rustic pasta — like a long, thick spaghetti — deceptively simple and forgiving but more labour intensive than some other types of pasta. As a more robust pasta, they’re paired here with a more robust and heartier sauce with some baby greens and heirloom tomatoes for additional flavor and colour.

Pici are a good noodle to practicing hand rolling — you’ll get a reasonable amount. Expect around 2 hours to make this dish beginning to end, with about 45 minutes of hands-on work. It’s hard to match the texture and feeling of full chewing with pici, but this sauce will also do well with farfalle or gemelli. This makes a good sized appetizer portion for four and a large bowl for two.


For the pasta
2 cups whole wheat flour — the softer the flour, the softer the noodle
1/4t coarse sea salt
1 cup semolina flour
1 to 1 1/4 cup warm water
1T olive oil
4 liters boiling water with 1T coarse sea salt

For the tempeh
2 cups vegetable stock
1 cup water
1 spring dried kombu (about 2″)
1/4 cup tamari (or to taste)

For the sauce
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4t coarse sea salt
1T fresh garlic, minced
1T dried basil, rubbed
1/2t dried oregano, rubbed
1/2t dried thyme, rubbed
1/2t red Thai chili paste (or to taste, or similar)
1 scallion, minced (4-6″ green reserved for garnish)
1 medium vidalia onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
4 medium cremini mushrooms, finely chopped (about 75g)
1T lemon juice
2 cups passata (or tomato puree)
2T coconut sugar (or to taste)
2 cups chopped kale
2T pasta water
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1T olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

For the garnish
1/2 cup baby greens, finely chopped
8-12 heirloom grape tomatoes, halved
Scallion green as above


Make the sauce, then the noodles.

In a small sauce pan with a lid, bring the water and stock to a light simmer. Add the tamari and the tempeh, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer/poach 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer for another 15 minutes on medium-low. Preheat the oven to 400F. Remove the kombu and add the tempeh and its marinade to a small baking pan with edges. Crumble the tempeh coarsely with the spatula, and bake the tempeh in its marinade for about 30 minutes.

While the tempeh bakes, make the dough for the noodles. Combine the dry ingredients, the wet ingredients, and then the wet with the dry. Add up to an additional 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon at a time if you need more moisture to reach a smooth dough, which depends on the flour you choose. Knead until you reach a smooth pliable dough and then another 5 minutes. Cover the dough with a warm, moist towel and let rest about 15 minutes.

While the dough rests, start the sauce. In a frying pan with a lid, bring the cooking oil to heat with the sea salt on medium high. Add the herbs and spices and fry for 2 minutes. Add the scallion and vidalia onion and saute for 5 – 7 minutes or until the onion is becoming translucent. Add the mushrooms and saute another 5 minutes, or until they are losing their moisture. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and let the vegetables simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove the lid, return to medium high heat and saute until the pan starts to brown. Add the lemon and deglaze. Add the passata and coconut sugar and stir to combine.

Around the 30 minute mark, the tempeh should be starting to brown lightly at this point, and much of the stock should be condensed. Add the passata and vegetables mixture, and stir to combine. Bake for 20 minutes. At the 50 minute market, add the chopped kale in a thin even layer over the top and then bake another 10 minutes. The tempeh should be a nice reddish brown in the sauce, and the kale should be a vibrant green. Ovens vary; use the colour and amount of moisture in the pan as a guide.

While the tempeh and sauce bake, make the noodles. Roll the dough out on a floured board into a long rectangle about 1/8″ thick. You may need to break the dough into two parts depending on the size of your cutting board. Cut the dough in 1/4″ to 1/3″ strips. These don’t have to be perfect — you’re going to roll them by hand and even them out in that process.

When the noodles are cut, roll them gently on the board one hand gently rolling toward you, one hand gently rolling away. You can also roll the pasta with both hands in the same direction — it may not be as even. Roll each noodle out until it’s thinner than a pencil. They’ll be quite long — expect noodles that are in the 14″ – 18″ range. Keep your dough covered with a warm moist cloth while you roll and/or don’t be afraid to dampen your fingers while rolling. Enjoy!

When the sauce is all but done and your noodles are rolled, bring the 4 liters water with the sea salt to a boil in a large pot. Add the noodles, and gently swirl or pull them gentle with a fork to keep them separated. While the noodles cook, remove the sauce from the oven. Add 2T pasta water to the sauce. Toss with nutritional yeast, 1T olive oil and season to taste.

Boil the noodles for 3 – 5 minutes or until they float. For a good, al dente chew, drain them and rinse with cold water. For a softer pasta, cook another minute or two, drain and rinse. Add the pasta to appropriate bowls. Add the sauce, then the garnish, and serve.



Red lentil, potato, and spinach dal with roasted tempeh and Brussels sprouts

A warm, rich dal with some added color and flavor.


For the dal
2 cups water
2 cups vegetable stock
2 medium yellow potatoes, quartered (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
2T vegetable ghee (or coconut or avocado oil, but not olive)
1/2t of coarse sea salt
1t dried cumin seeds
1/2t dried coriander seeds
1/2t dried mustard seeds
1t dried ground turmeric (or to taste)
3 scallions, minced (reserve about 6″ – 8″ of green for garnish)
2T fresh garlic, minced
1t fresh ginger, grated
1/2t red Thai chili (or green chili, 1/4t cayenne pepper, and so on)
1/4 cup tomato passata (or tomato puree)
A dash of liquid smoke
2 cups loose baby spinach greens
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

For the tempeh and sprouts
1/4t coarse sea salt
2 cups vegetable stock
A sprig of kombu (about 2″)
250g pasteurized tempeh
1 cup Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
1/4 cup tamari (or to taste)
2T cooking oil, divided
1/2T fresh garlic, minced
1/2t fresh ginger, minced
1T lemon juice
1T coconut sugar
2T nutritional yeast
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Optional: 1T minced cilantro for garnish, 1t dried curry leaves, 1/4t hing (if you can get them, add them with the other dried spices), 2T coconut milk (added with the passata) if you have 2T that you can spare.


First start the tempeh, then start the dal. In a small pan with a lid, bring the stock, kombu and sea salt to a light boil. Add the tempeh, cover, reduce to low and simmer for 45 minutes. Toward the 30 minute mark, start the dal. In a large pan with a lid, bring the water to a light simmer. Add the lentils. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

At the 20 minute mark, add the stock and return the pan to a simmer on medium. Add the potatoes. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for another 20 – 30 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender and the lentils have mostly dissolved.

Toward the 40 minute mark, preheat the oven for 400F. Remove the tempeh from the stock and set aside to cool. Cut the tempeth into 3/4″ to 1″ cubes. Whisk the tamari, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, sugar and nutritional yeast with 1/2 cup of the stock until consistent. Cut the sprouts in half, length-wise. Toss the tempeh and the sprouts in the mixture until well coated.

Add the tempeh to a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes on the middle rack. Spoon half of the marinade over the tempeh. Add the sprouts after 10 minutes. Spoon 1/4 cup marinade over the sprouts.

Bake on the middle rack until the tempeh and sprouts are a nice golden brown. Turn the sprouts and tempeh at least once, and add the remainder of the marinade at that point. The sprouts should be soft but not overcooked. Ovens vary; use the colour and texture of the tempeh and sprouts as your guide.

When the potatoes, lentils, tempeh and sprouts are all ready, bring the oil or ghee and sea salt to heat on high in a small frying pan. You can use already ground spices, but the flavor is never the same as freshly ground, and ensuring a correct balance means doing the conversion by weight.

If you have experience popping spices on the stove top, add the cumin, coriander and mustard seeds to the oil until they pop. Otherwise, grind the cumin, coriander, and mustard until powdered in a spice grinder.

Add the dry spices and saute for 1 minute or until they are nicely aromatic. Add the curry leaves and hing if you’ll be using them. Add the scallions, garlic, ginger, and chili and saute for another 2 minutes. Add the dash of liquid smoke. Add the passata and deglaze the pan. Saute for another 3 minutes and remove from heat. Add the coconut milk if you’ll be using it.

Add the spice mixture to the dal. Stir to combine. Let stand 5 minutes for the flavours to mingle and the dal to cool. Add the baby spinach greens. Stir to combine. Let stand a minute for the greens to wilt. Season to taste and dish out the dal in a wide, narrow bowl.

For a dish like this, I’ll usually concentrate some of the potatoes in the center to add additional garnish on top. Season to taste and add the tempeh and sprouts in a loose stack in the middle (or however you prefer for the presentation). Garnish with the scallion greens sliced on an angle and cilantro if you’ll be using it.