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Tempura Tofu & Vegetables

BT Calgary | posted Monday, Apr 13th, 2015

Tempura Tofu & Vegetables
(yields 5)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Firm Tofu, Drained and Large Dice
  • 1 carrot, sliced on angle
  • 2 red pepper, seeded and cored slice into large strips
  • 10 mushrooms, cleaned
  • 5 green onion, cut in half
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1½ cups ice cold water
  • Pinch salt

Method:

1. Pre heat deep fryer to 350.F
2. Drain and cut tofu, dry in paper towel, prep all vegetables make sure to keep vegetables separate from each other.
3. Mix flour, cornstarch, ice water and salt together.
4. Cooking each vegetable separately, add carrots into batter and gently place vegetable into fryer. Cook until golden brown 2-3 minutes. Take out of fryer and season with pinch of salt.
5. Once all vegetables are cooked add Tofu and cook 1-2 minutes

 

Ponzu Sauce
(yields 1 Cup)

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (or a combination) or 1/2 cup lemon juice (or a combination)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1. Whisk together juice, vinegar, soy sauce, mirin and brown sugar. Let sit at least 15-30 minutes to marry flavors. Store covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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