Tempura Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 12 individual servings
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Ingredients

12 zucchini blossoms, ideally, baby zucchini still attached and fanned out

2 minced shallots

2 cups roughly chopped shiitakes

2 cups roughly chopped cremini mushrooms

1/2 tablespoon minced fresh thyme

1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons cold butter, chopped

1 tablespoon truffle oil

1 cup edamame

1/4 cup chopped chives

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups rice flour

1 quart cold soda water

Canola oil to cook

Directions

  1. In a hot saute pan coated with oil, add the shallots and mushrooms and stir. Season and cook soft, about 5 minutes. Drain the mix in a strainer, place on plate and put in the refrigerator. When the mix is cold, squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Check for seasoning and transfer to a food processor and add thyme, egg, butter and truffle oil. Pulse a few times to break the mushrooms and butter into small pieces-do not puree! Transfer to a bowl and fold in edamame and chives. Using a pastry bag or ziploc with end cut off, fill blossoms full. Make tempura batter by whisking the rice flour with the soda water until a pancake batter consistency is achieved. Dip the blossoms in the batter and deep fry at 350 degrees until golden brown and delicious, about 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and serve immediately on a decorative platter.
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