Some years ago, one of my favourite appetizers served at The Keg was a tempura battered asparagus. In the mix was also snow peas or green beans, but it’s been so long that I just can’t seem to remember. What I do remember, is that the asparagus was the star of the show, hands down! Crisp green spears, lightly battered and fried golden were amazing with a soy dipping sauce. Since the dish is no longer on the menu, I decided to make it for myself, and share with you today Tempura Asparagus with Soy Dipping Sauce. You see, it’s simply the best when you can enjoy your favourites at home.
The recipe uses crisp fresh asparagus spears, but truthfully, you could use a multitude of vegetables of your liking. Think zucchini, green beans, mushrooms, a vegetable Fritto Misto really. For me, it’s asparagus all the way, lightly coated and fried till just tender and plunged into a garlic and ginger studded soy sauce. They’re addictive to say the least. Enjoy!