How to make asparagus tempura

How to make asparagus tempura

8 December 2014

How to make asparagus tempura

A light, crisp tempura batter makes the perfect coating for asparagus. Asparagus tempura can be served as a starter or snack, with a wedge of lemon and/or a dipping sauce on the side.


Prepare the tempura batter
Preheat the deep-fryer to 180°C
Dip the asparagus spears into the batter, then carefully lower into the hot oil in batches
Cook until crisp and golden (this will take approximately 1-2 minutes) then remove using a metal slotted spoon
Drain on a piece of kitchen paper and season lightly with salt before serving.


Tempura asparagus will go beautifully with a sweet chilli sauce, or served alongside some grilled fish, perhaps. If you want to keep things super seasonal, serve with a wild garlic mayonnaise.

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