Tempura can be a great snack, a healthy side dish or even a full meal. Here’s how to make an all-veggie tempura that will knock your socks off and keep your taste buds happy.
3/4 cup ginger beer
3/4 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 large shrimp, shelled and, if desired, deveined
1 small sweet potato
vegetable oil for deep-drying
1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rings
6 asparagus spears, trimmed
1. Pour the flour into a mixing bowl and pour in the ginger ale or ginger beer while gently whisking. Don’t overwhisk the batter: a few small lumps will merely make it seem more authentic and crunchy.