Easy Tempura and Dipping Sauce Recipe

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Easy Tempura and Dipping Sauce Recipe

Ingredients for Easy Tempura and Dipping Sauce:

Tempura Batter:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 TBSP corn starch
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 cups ice cold sparkling water

Tempura Dipping Sauce:
2 TBSP Sambal Oelek
1 TBSP honey
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 sup soy sauce

Suggested Items for Tempura:
mushrooms
green beans
asparagus
yams
shrimp
onion

Easy Tempura and Dipping Sauce Recipe
NOTES: Makes about 2 cups batter and 1 cup dipping sauce. Use the Dipping Sauce for all of your favorite Dim Sum. Dipping Sauce Recipe adapted from Ming Tsai’s Dim Sum Dipper from his award-winning cookbook, Ming’s Master Recipes. I like to store any leftover Dipping Sauce in a jar, so I can shake to combine. As with all fried foods, Tempura tastes best when it’s hot and fresh.

Directions for Easy Tempura and Dipping Sauce:

Easy Tempura and Dipping Sauce Recipe
MAKE THE DIPPING SAUCE:
1) In a bowl combine all ingredients and whisk throughly. Set aside.

PREPARE THE TEMPURA BATTER:
1) In a bowl combine flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar.
2) Add ice cold sparkling water a little at a time, stirring gently with a chopstick. You may not need to use all the water. If the batter is lumpy, it’s OK; keep chilled until ready to coat vegetables.

FRY THE TEMPURA:
1) Preheat oil to 360(F).
2) Coat clean, dry vegetables and shrimp with chilled tempura batter and carefully drop into hot oil.
3) Fry until golden, 2-3 minutes per piece.
4) Drain fried items on a paper towel and season with coarse salt immediately.
5) Serve crisp, hot Tempura with Dipping Sauce.

Easy Tempura and Dipping Sauce Recipe
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