Vegetarian Planet Asparagus Wasabi Tempura

"This is from my favorite vegetarian cookbook, "Vegetarian Planet" by Didi Emmons. This tempura is light, flavorful, and I think, perfect. The original recipe is used with asparagus ... but this makes kickin' onion rings as well!"
 
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Vegetarian Planet Asparagus Wasabi Tempura created by MissTiff16
Ready In:
26mins
Ingredients:
11
Yields:
16 asparagus spears
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ingredients

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directions

  • Combine flour, cornstarch, salt, sugar, baking powder, ginger and wasabi powder.
  • Add water and beer to the flour mixture; whisk slowly until smooth.
  • In a saucepan or skillet at least 8 inches in diameter, heat oil over medium high heat.
  • Test oil by dropping in 1/2 teaspoon of batter.
  • If it bubbles and fizzes right away, oil is hot enough.
  • Dip an asparagus spear into the batter, then carefully into the hot oil.
  • Add 7 more, and fry them all 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove them to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Repeat with remaining 8 asparagus spears.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. gypsygal
    Five Stars for the batter and ease of doing. Taste? I followed the recipe. I used 2 tsp. wasabi. If one wants a wasabi punch, you would have to add a lot more. DH & I never tasted it when I followed your instructions. We dunked what I made in home made horseradish sauce, Wow! your batter on a veggie and the horseradish sauce pulled it all together, We have tried a lot of batter recipes, but, yours will be our favorite. Can't wait to use more veggies with your batter. Thank You, "Big Time"!
     
  2. MissTiff16
    This is awesome! I didn't get much of a wasabi kick but the flavor is still Oh So Good! My family is addicted :O) Thanks so much!!
     
  3. MissTiff16
    Vegetarian Planet Asparagus Wasabi Tempura Created by MissTiff16
  4. mr gene
    yes this is good. a nice change for tempura a keeper
     
  5. EdsGirlAngie
    This is from my favorite vegetarian cookbook, "Vegetarian Planet" by Didi Emmons. This tempura is light, flavorful, and I think, perfect. The original recipe is used with asparagus ... but this makes kickin' onion rings as well!
     

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