Dinner party season is officially here! It’s time to let loose, use a little more butter than usual, and enjoy time around the table with family and friends. The key to kicking your dinner party off right, is starting with some epic snacks. Things that can be eaten with your hands, and dunked into a delicious dip happen to be our favorite — and this winter vegetable tempura recipe is just that. The bright mustard dip is a great contrast to the veggies and we love how endless the vegetable possibilities are!
Winter Vegetable Tempura Recipe with Miso-Mustard
Makes: 8-10 servings
Total Time: 35 minutes
For the sauce–
• 1/3 cup cold water
• ¼ cup white miso
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 teaspoon soy sauce
• 1 garlic clove, minced
For the veggies–
• Canola, grapeseed, or peanut oil for frying
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup rice flour
• 2 1/3 cups pale ale beer
• Large bunch lacinto kale, ends trimmed
• ¾ lb purple cauliflower, cut into florets
• ¾ lb broccolini, ends trimmed
• Kosher salt for serving
• Lemon juice for serving
For the sauce– Whisk everything together, taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Cover and
chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
For the veggies– Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.
Fill a large saucepan with at least 2 inches of oil. Insert a deep-frying thermometer and heat
the oil to 350°F over medium-high heat.
To prepare the batter, combine flours in a medium bowl then nest it in a bowl of ice to keep the
batter cold. Add the beer to the flour and whisk until combined and no longer lumpy.
Place a handful of veggies in the batter and toss to coat. Remove veggies one by one and let
the batter drip off. Place into the heated oil and cook, stirring a few times, until the batter starts
to turn a very light golden brown, about 1 minute for the thinner vegetables and 3 minutes for
the thicker vegetables.
Remove and place on the paper towel lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Repeat until all
veggies are cooked.
Serve hot or warm with miso-mustard, extra salt, and a few lemon wedges.