Easy Tempura & Dipping Sauce With Hints For A Newbie Like Me

4
Servings
15m
Prep Time
0m
Cook Time
15m
Ready In


"Found @ averagebettydotcom after a search for Japanese recipes for the Culinary Quest #3 & selected to enter here because I've always wanted to make Tempura, esp for my vegetarian family members. This recipe is easy & packed w/hints to make sure your Tempura is a big success. The yield is 2 cups batter & 1 cup dipping sauce, but the times & # of servings had to be estimated by me & time does not include the time to fry your selected Tempura items as that is not a part of this "NO COOK" recipe. ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings
OK
  • FOR TEMPURA BATTER
  • FOR TEMPURA DIPPING SAUCE

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (209.8 g)
  • Calories 220.5
  • Total Fat - 1.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 741.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 44.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 5 g
  • Protein - 5 g
  • Calcium - 13.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

FOR THE TEMPURA BATTER


Step 1

In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar.

Step 2

Add ice cold sparkling water a little at a time, stirring gently w/a chopstick. You may not need to use all the water. If the batter is lumpy, it’s okay. Keep the batter chilled until ready to coat veggies, etc.

FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE


Step 3

In a sml glass jar w/a lid, combine ingredients, shake well & set aside.

HINT #1: The recipe suggested items for tempura. I did further research & added other popular items, but these 5 were mentioned most often -- Shrimp (a Japanese favorite), Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Yams & Avocado (described as AWESOME!).


HINT #2: Be sure the items you select are patted dry of any excess moisture. If in doubt, you can also shake them gently in a sml container or plastic bag of flour so your batter will adhere to the items w/o a problem.


HINT #3: Cooking Method - Preheat oil to 360F. Coat items selected w/chilled tempura batter & drop gently into hot oil. Fry until golden (2-3 min). Drain on paper towel & season w/coarse salt immediately. Serve crisp & hot w/dipping sauce.


Tips & Variations


  • 2 Cups Sparkling Water as I doubt it is standard for every kitchen

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JostLori

This was a good tempura recipe, and the sauce was very, very nice! My batter came out a bit thin, maybe I added too much soda water? Made for CQ3, Team Pi Rho Maniacs.

review by:
(26 Jul 2016)

KATO BABY

I love this recipe twisted. The tempura was perfect, light, crispy and crunchy on the outside yet tender and perfectly cooked on the inside. I served the tempura zucchini, sweet potatoes, yellow peppers and sweet white onions with two excellent dipping sauces, yours and a homemade Ponzu. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe which we will enjoy again. Made for CQ3 - Japan.

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(23 Jul 2016)