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Asparagus Tempura with Horseradish Cream Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
21 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 408 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Horseradish Cream Sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • dash of cayenne
Asparagus Tempura
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 18 medium asparagus stalks, trimmed
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups club soda
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
Horseradish Cream Sauce
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk together until smooth and well combined. Let mixture sit in refrigerator for 1-2 hours or overmight. Store leftovers in refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Asparagus Tempura
  1. In a large heavy saucepan, add enough canola oil to fill just over a third full. Clip a frying thermometer onto the pan and heat the oil over medium heat until oil reaches 375 degrees.

  2. While the oil is heating, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add the club soda and the olive oil.

  3. Dip the aspargus stalks into the batter, one or two at a time, then add to the hot oil and fry 3 or 4 stalks at a time for about 70 seconds, until golden brown, turing with tongs to promote even browning. Remove from oil and place on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet.

  4. Serve on platter with horseradish cream sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Tempura with Horseradish Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 583mg25%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1055IU21%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.