Tempura Asparagus with Soy Dipping Sauce


Tempura Asparagus with Soy Dipping
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Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 25 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 25 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Tempura Asparagus with Soy Dipping
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 25 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 25 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Soy Dipping Sauce
Asparagus
Servings: people
Instructions
Soy Dipping Sauce
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients except sliced scallions. Set aside.
Asparagus
  1. Add enough oil to a large deep pot or dutch oven to come up the sides at least 3 inches. Attach a high heat thermometer to the side and heat oil to 350℉. Alternatively, you can use a deep fryer set to 350℉.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together water, flour, white wine, egg, cornstarch, baking soda and salt until smooth. Set aside while oil is heating and asparagus is prepped.
  3. Trim woody ends from asparagus (about 2"). If some stalks are quite a bit thicker than others, thin by lightly peeling with a vegetable peeler to create more uniform stalks.
  4. Once the oil is hot, dip individual asparagus spears into batter to evenly coat and tap off excess batter. Add to hot oil one at a time, cooking 6-8 per batch and cook for about 2 minutes per side depending on size. Remove with a slotted scoop to a paper towel lined tray and repeat with remaining asparagus.
  5. Divided soy dipping sauce into small serving bowls and serve asparagus along side. Garnish with scallions and serve immediately.

Ahi Tuna with Edamame Wasabi Relish


Ahi Tuna with Edamame Wasabi Relish
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6-7 minutes 0-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6-7 minutes 0-2 hours
Ahi Tuna with Edamame Wasabi Relish
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6-7 minutes 0-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6-7 minutes 0-2 hours
Ingredients
Edamame Wasabi Relish
Ahi Tuna
Servings: people
Instructions
Edamame Wasabi Relish
  1. Coarsely hand chop edamame and stir together with remaining ingredients, cover and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
Ahi Tuna
  1. Whisk together ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic. Pour over tuna, turning tuna to coat all sides. Cover and chill for up to 2 hours preferably but can be cooked immediately.
  2. Heat a non stick grill pan or BBQ to medium high. Cook tuna 2 minutes per side. Remove and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes. Cut into 1/4" slices. Top with Edamame Wasabi Relish and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

I used a 10.5 ounce bag of frozen edamame pods, cooked 2 1/2 minutes in the bag.  Removed from bag and plunged into ice water to stop cooking. Once cool, shell edamame and discard pods.

Asian Kohlrabi Slaw


Asian Kohlrabi Slaw
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Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 30 minutes
Asian Kohlrabi Slaw
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Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl whisk together oil, lime juice, rice wine vinegar, garlic, sugar, ginger, sesame oil and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl toss together kohlrabi, green cabbage, green onion, cilantro, carrot, sesame seeds and jalapeño. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat and combine. Stir in purple cabbage at the end to avoid the purple colour weeping too much. Garnish with additional toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onion. Serve immediately or within an hour.
Recipe Notes

To julienne the kohlrabi, cut off stems and peel bulb with a vegetable peeler.  Cut bulb in half and lay flat.  Slice thinly, then stack a few slices together and thinly slice into strips.  Repeat with remaining kohlrabi and slices.

Makes approximately 6 cups of salad.

Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce are tender, pungent and slightly sticky beef slices served with peanut sauce.
Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce
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Tender pungent and slightly sticky beef strips grilled and served with peanut sauce.
Servings
4 people
Servings
4 people
Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce are tender, pungent and slightly sticky beef slices served with peanut sauce.
Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Print Recipe
Tender pungent and slightly sticky beef strips grilled and served with peanut sauce.
Servings
4 people
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Beef Skewers
Peanut Sauce
Servings: people
Instructions
Beef Skewers
  1. If using wooden skewers, soak according to package directions. Lay flank steak flat and cut into 1/4" slices across the grain. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together remaining ingredients. Add sliced beef and toss to completely coat each piece. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
  3. Preheat grill to medium high. Thread beef slices onto skewers. Spray grills with non stick spray if desired to prevent beef from over sticking to the grills.
  4. Grill beef skewers for approximately 7-8 minutes, turning once or twice to crisp up the edges. Serve with peanut sauce.
Peanut Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and warm over medium heat. Do not boil or the peanut butter will separate. Garnish with additional chopped peanuts and serve with beef skewers.