Matcha Tempura Asparagus

Matcha Tempura Asparagus

Matcha Tempura Asparagus


Ultra-crispy gluten-free MATCHA TEMPURA ASPARAGUS spears fried up with a rice flour and egg batter, then sprinkled with Togarashi and earthy Matcha salt to give these spears lots of sweet, savory, and salty Matcha umami.
Follow this recipe to make a delicious one.
🍴⁠ RECIPE 🍴⁠
*Gluten-Free Tempura Asparagus⁠
3-4 cups of vegetable oil⁠
1 cup of white rice flour⁠
½ tsp of salt⁠
¼ tsp of baking soda⁠
1 large egg yolk⁠
¾ cups of cold water⁠
1lb of asparagus⁠

*Matcha Salt⁠
1½ tbsp of flaky salt⁠
½ tsp of Zen Tea Leaf® Matcha Green Tea Powder⁠

*Ponzu Sauce⁠
2 tbsp of low-sodium tamari sauce⁠
1 tbsp of fresh orange juice⁠
1 tbsp of water⁠
½ tbsp of fresh lemon juice⁠
½ tbsp of mirin (sweet rice wine)⁠

*Gluten-Free Tempura Asparagus⁠
Heat 1 to 1½ inches of oil in a large pot over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F.⁠
Whisk together white rice flour, salt & baking soda in a medium or large mixing bowl.⁠
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolk and water until smooth & fizzy. Pour the egg & water into the flour & mix gently with a fork.⁠
Dip asparagus into the batter, making sure to have batter all over the spear. Shake off any excess batter.⁠
Drop the asparagus in the oil & fry for 3 minutes until crispy and light golden. Transfer to the paper-towel lined wire rack. Repeat with remaining asparagus.⁠

*Matcha Salt⁠
Grind the salt and matcha together with a mortar and pestle until fine. That's it - it's so easy.⁠

*Ponzu Sauce⁠
Whisk together all of the ingredients. Garnish with chives if you wish.⁠




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