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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
2 tsp
Brown Sugar, lightly packed
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
Sesame Oil
2 tsp
Sesame Oil
Fresh Ginger
as needed
Scallion
4 Tbsp
Thinly Sliced Scallions
Tempura Asparagus
Canola Oil
as needed
Canola Oil
Water
1 cup
Cold Water
White Wine
4 Tbsp
White Wine
Egg
1
Large Egg
Baking Soda
as needed
Baking Soda
Salt
as needed
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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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.
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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 (2 tsp), Garlic (2 cloves), Sesame Oil (2 tsp), and Fresh Ginger (as needed). 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 (2 tsp), Garlic (2 cloves), Sesame Oil (2 tsp), and Fresh Ginger (as needed). 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 (4 Tbsp), Egg (1), Corn Starch (2 Tbsp), Baking Soda (as needed) and Salt (as needed) 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 (4 Tbsp), Egg (1), Corn Starch (2 Tbsp), Baking Soda (as needed) and Salt (as needed) 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 Scallions (4 Tbsp) and serve immediately.
step 7 Divided soy dipping sauce into small serving bowls and serve asparagus alongside. Garnish with Scallions (4 Tbsp) 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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