Restaurant style tempura mushrooms with a puffy- crispy coating, drizzled in hot teriyaki sauce with a little kick.
I am going to tell you right off the bat that these are a REALLY EASY appetiser. They look so fancy but the batter is only 3 ingredients! Whisk some flour and a little beer and dip in your veggies. Fry them up. Serve. WIN.
When people hear “Tempura” they think upscale and something that doesn’t really work at home. But I am telling you home-cook to home-cook, I do not own a deep fryer. I make these in my normal kitchen pans in a couple inches of oil and they come out amazing.
For the teriyaki sauce we are going to be major cheats today. Are you okay with that? I am. If you want you can go off and make your own sauce but I loveeee Mikes Teriyaki Sauce and I happen to have a bottle in the kitch so we are using it. This stuff is really thick- we will water it down a bit so it drizzles nice and pretty over our mushrooms. I also add some red pepper flakes for extra flavour. I also make it “Hot” in the microwave. It’s so easy, why not?! (cheating I know. shhhh)
You can use this batter for an assortment of things like beer battered chicken(yes please!), fish and chips, and other vegetables.
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I suggest buying a small bottle of beer unless you are a beer drinker so it doesn’t go to waste. I made these at 11 AM for -said- blog post and got quiteeee the speech when hubby came home and found an almost full beer sitting out. I told him it was for work and that I just couldn’t drink a beer that early and he said but it’s beer. Babe loves his beer. I love babe. No more mushrooms in the AM.
Hope you love these,
Beer Battered Tempura Mushrooms with Hot Teriyaki Sauce
- 8 mushrooms quartered
- 1/2 cup white flour
- 1/4- 1/2 cup beer
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
- 3 Tbs Mikes Teriyaki Sauce or your favourite brand
- 1 Tbs water
- In a bowl, place flour, 1/4 cup of beer, salt, garlic powder, and pepper flakes, if desired. Whisk until combined and smooth. If the batter is very thick slowly add 1/4 cup beer, until it is a dunk able consistency.
- Place teriyaki sauce in a microwave safe bowl and add 1 Tbs water. If your Teriyaki sauce is already thin, there’s no need to add the water. Heat it for 30 seconds, and mix until combined(alternatively, you can heat it in a small pot on the stovetop).
- Heat up canola oil in a small pot.
- Dip quartered mushrooms into the tempura batter and gently place into the hot oil, leaving space so the mushrooms aren’t touching. Fry for about a minute on each side, until they are just starting to turn golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and place onto a paper towel to drain.
- Place mushrooms in a serving bowl. Drizzle over Hot Teriyaki Sauce and garnish with red pepper flakes OR place teriyaki sauce in a small serving dish on the side. Enjoy!