Saturday, 18 August 2018

Assorted Vegetable Tempura

I've made tempura before, many times - but the one and only time it has featured on my blog was in my first proper year of blogging 2009.  I like to try recipes from cookbooks on my shelf, but there are some books I return to more than others.  

I had originally planned to make peixinhos da horta which I saw Sarah Beattie tweet and found in her cookbook Meat Free Any Day , but after eating out at a vegan Japanese restaurant in Shrewsbury recently, D made me change my mind as he wanted us to make the most of the vegetables we had in the house, as well as those coming from the garden and suggested tempura instead,  so I plucked for her tempura recipe instead.  Sarah's tempura is made with asparagus, mine are made with  Assorted vegetables.
From the garden we have: green beans and courgettes, the yellow and green variety; and from the vegetable basket: cauliflower, red onion and some mild green chilies known as Padron.  
Delicious.
Since I was gifted Meat Free Any Day it is one of my most thumbed and well used cookbooks as it features food that you really want to eat and can easily make at home.  

I wrote about Sarah Beattie and her cookbooks before, so if you are interested please see here, as well as some of the recipes I made from the cookbook including:
Leek and Brie Rostiflette
Parsnip Tamarind Curry
Tandoori Butterflied Aubergine
Winter Vegetable Tagine   

And now I have Tempura to share. Please do check out Sarah Beatties Facebook Page too.
I am sharing this Beth's Weekend Cooking.  Gosh its been a while since I joined in.  This week it is being hosted by Deb who blogs over at Kahakai Kitchen.

16 comments:

  1. I am not totally vegan. I do like to eat poultry a couple times a week, but I do look for vegan recipes for the rest of the week. I just ordered a copy of Sarah Beatties book. Looks good. Your tempura really looks delicious.

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    1. I'm not vegan either, a vegetarian - but do eat lots of vegan dishes at home. I do hope you enjoy the cookbook as much as I do.

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  2. I love Sarah Beattie's cookbook. Your last two posts have me very hungry...

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    1. Hi e. I didn't know you had the cookbook. Have you cooked from it much?

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    2. \Yes, and I dug it out again the other day to make papa il pomodoro. Sorry if the spelling's a bit off...

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    3. Thanks for letting me know, I don't think I have made that recipe. Will check it out.

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  3. never heard of sarah beattie but will have to look her up as you suggest - I wish I made tempura but it only comes on my plate at cafes. But yours looks lovely with all your vegies

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    1. I've made a number of her recipes, some of them on my blog - I discovered her way before I started blogging, whilst I was still at Uni in Glasgow.

      D wishes I made tempura more often too, we don't have a deep fat fryer and to be honest, I don't really want one as that way lies too many deep fried dinners. So a little now and again, is good. I fill a pot with vegetable oil and fry. And try to make the most of it then.

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  4. Are they shishito peppers (or padron peppers, depending on your location)? I usually grow those too, but haven't this year. I think it's like playing Russian Roulette when eating them, some or mild and some or on fire!

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    1. Thanks Debra, yes indeed they are - they were sold as Padron peppers i remember now (updating my blog post too). All these were mild, but I take on board what you say about the heat.

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  5. I hate to prepare tempura... but i LOVE to eat them... Wish you were my neighbour ;-) Yours are perfect!

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    1. Oh Thank you - what a nice comment. I'd be happy to share for sure.

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  6. I love tempura but I am so lazy to make it myself. Your tempura makes me drool! ;-)

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    1. Thank you Deb. I know what you mean, but i tell you when you make it - its worth it!

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  7. I just ate tempura for the first time a few months back...now you've got me thinking I need to make some at home--what an excellent way to gobble up boatloads of fresh garden veg!

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    1. It is a delicious way to eat lots of vegetables indeed. Hope you get round to making some with you garden veg.

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