Vegetarian Crispy Tempura
Quorn Vegetarian Fillets, vegetables and edible flowers fried in a crisp egg free batter, make this tasty vegan version of a traditional oriental Tempura.
- 125g Quorn Vegetarian Fillets (1 pack)
- 94g flour
- ½ tbsp Chinese five spice
- ½ tsp salt
- 125ml sparkling water
- sunflower oil, for deep-frying
- 100g small courgettes, trimmed and halved lengthwise
- 50g green beans, trimmed
- 50g edible flowers
- 125ml mayonnaise
- ½ tbsp lime juice
- ½ tbsp chives, chopped
- 2 tsp wasabi paste
- 4 lime wedges, to serve
- Combine the flour, Chinese five spice, salt and sparkling water and whisk until slightly smooth but still a bit lumpy.
- Heat the oil for deep-frying to 180°C.
- Dip each piece of zucchini into the batter, allow the excess to drip off and gently place it into the warm oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes until crisp and drain on kitchen paper. Fry the zucchinis off in batches. Repeat the process with the green beans and edible flowers.
- Cut each Quorn Vegetarian Fillet into 4 strips, dip the strips into the batter, allow the excess to drip off and fry for 2-3 minutes until crisp. Drain on kitchen paper.
- Whisk the mayonnaise, lime juice, chives and wasabi together until smooth. Serve it alongside the warm fried vegetables with the lime wedges.
TIP: Edible flowers that are ideal to be fried in a tempura batter include organic snapdragons, nasturtiums, pansies and violas.
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