|Shrimp, broccoli and green bean tempura|
I love tempura. Hot. Crisp. Light. I also hate cleaning up after making it, but sometimes the sacrifice is worth the trouble. Tonight I made shrimp, broccoli and green bean tempura with a VERY simple tempura batter. You should try this some time. It's delicious. I'm also including a uber easy knockoff on the Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang sauce, which I love along side the shrimp. Ponzu right out of the bottle is awesome on the veggies.
Ok, pay CLOSE attention: equal parts rice fluor and club soda. That's it. I used a cup of each for 16 shrimp, green beans and broccoli. It should be the consistency of very thin pancake batter.
Bang Bang Sauce Knockoff
Another easy one equal parts of a GOOD mayo - I use Duke's - don't cheap out and do NOT use low fat and one part Thai garlic chili paste. Ideally let it sit overnight to meld the flavors.
I used a "Fry Daddy" - it's the perfect piece of kitchen equipment for this. It fries at 350 degrees and it is consistent. I used Canola oil. Great flavor neutral oil. Peanut has a higher smoke point but when you are frying at 350 it makes no difference.
Do the veggies first and put on a rack in a 200 degree oven to stay warm. The broccoli takes about 2 minutes. More and it gets bitter. Green beans take about 4 and when they get "quiet" they are ready. Crispy. Delicious especially when you finish with some Fleur de Sal.
The shrimp take about 2-3 minutes depending on size. Don't overcook them!!