Tempura Asparagus

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 bunch asparagus

1 cup rice flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 cup soda water

Sea salt

2 lemons, cut into wedges

Directions

  1. Preheat fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the tough and fibrous bottoms off the asparagus and peel stems with a vegetable peeler. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and coriander. Whisk in soda water just until incorporated with the dry ingredients. Let the batter rest at room temperature for 1 hour. Dip asparagus in batter and place in fryer until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  3. Place on paper towels to drain and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with lemon wedges.

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