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Tempura Asparagus with Soy Dipping Sauce
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17 INGREDIENTS • 7 STEPS • 45MINS

Tempura Asparagus with Soy Dipping Sauce

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Crisp green spears, lightly battered and fried golden were amazing with a soy dipping sauce.
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Compelled to Cook
Hello, I'm Nicole! I aim to help you elevate your everyday meals with recipes that make the most of your casual family breakfasts, weeknight dinners and entertaining occasions.
https://www.compelledtocook.com
Crisp green spears, lightly battered and fried golden were amazing with a soy dipping sauce.
45MINS
Total Time
$4.27
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Soy Dipping Sauce
Water
2 Tbsp
Water
Brown Sugar
1/2 Tbsp
Brown Sugar, lightly packed
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
Sesame Oil
1/2 Tbsp
Sesame Oil
Fresh Ginger
1/2 tsp
Fresh Ginger, Grated
Scallion
1/4 cup
Scallion, Thinly Sliced
Tempura Asparagus
Canola Oil
as needed
Canola Oil
Water
1 cup
Water, Cold
White Wine
1/4 cup
White Wine
Egg
1
Egg, Large
Baking Soda
1/2 tsp
Baking Soda
Salt
1/4 tsp
Asparagus
2 bunches
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
242
Fat
3.9 g
Protein
12.4 g
Carbs
38.9 g
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Author's Notes

The recipe uses crisp fresh asparagus spears, but truthfully, you could use a multitude of vegetables of your liking. Think zucchini, green beans, mushrooms, a vegetable Fritto Misto really.
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step 1
In a small bowl, whisk together Low-Sodium Soy Sauce (1/2 cup), Rice Vinegar (2 Tbsp), Water (2 Tbsp), Brown Sugar (1/2 Tbsp), Garlic (2 cloves), Sesame Oil (1/2 Tbsp), and Fresh Ginger (1/2 tsp). Set aside.
step 1 In a small bowl, whisk together Low-Sodium Soy Sauce (1/2 cup), Rice Vinegar (2 Tbsp), Water (2 Tbsp), Brown Sugar (1/2 Tbsp), Garlic (2 cloves), Sesame Oil (1/2 Tbsp), and Fresh Ginger (1/2 tsp). Set aside.
step 2
Add enough Canola Oil (as needed) to a large deep pot or dutch oven to come up the sides at least 3 inches. Attach a high heat thermometer to the side and heat oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Alternatively, you can use a deep fryer at the same temperature.
step 3
In a medium bowl whisk together All-Purpose Flour (1 cup), Water (1 cup), White Wine (1/4 cup), Egg (1), Corn Starch (2 Tbsp), Baking Soda (1/2 tsp) and Salt (1/4 tsp) until smooth. Set aside while oil is heating and Asparagus is prepped.
step 3 In a medium bowl whisk together All-Purpose Flour (1 cup), Water (1 cup), White Wine (1/4 cup), Egg (1), Corn Starch (2 Tbsp), Baking Soda (1/2 tsp) and Salt (1/4 tsp) until smooth. Set aside while oil is heating and Asparagus is prepped.
step 4
Trim woody ends from Asparagus (2 bunches) (about 2 inch). If some stalks are quite a bit thicker than others, thin by lightly peeling with a vegetable peeler to create more uniform stalks.
step 5
Once the oil is hot, dip individual asparagus spears into batter to evenly coat and tap off excess batter. Add to hot oil one at a time, cooking 6-8 per batch and cook for about 2 minutes per side depending on size.
step 6
Remove with a slotted scoop to a paper towel-lined tray and repeat with remaining asparagus.
step 7
Divided soy dipping sauce into small serving bowls and serve asparagus alongside. Garnish with Scallion (1/4 cup) and serve immediately.
step 7 Divided soy dipping sauce into small serving bowls and serve asparagus alongside. Garnish with Scallion (1/4 cup) and serve immediately.
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Appetizers
Dairy-Free
Comfort Food
Date Night
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Japanese
Side Dish
Vegetables
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