Ever want a healthy party snack but you don’t want it to be super hard? Here is the Oyster Mushroom Tempura to save your day!
It is a great food that’s currently the talk of town and is definitely good for your health. This is a superb choice on occasions and gatherings. There’s nothing better than having wonderful moments with your friends and family–along with the mushroom tempura of course!
In this article, you can learn how to make the oyster mushroom tempura using very easy steps! This is the perfect time to show off to those who ever doubted you in your cooking skills. Impress your family and friends with an easy, but very delicious treat.
Be sure to continue to read on below so you can learn more tips and trivia about the delectable oyster mushroom tempura.
What is Oyster Mushroom Tempura?
Tempura is a dish that originated from Japan which usually consists of seafood, meat, or vegetables that is covered in batter and is then deep fried.
But instead of the usual main ingredients, we use a healthier alternative in making the tempura, so we can still enjoy the same delicious dish. This is the oyster mushroom. It is an edible mushroom commercially available all around the world so it’s easy to get your hands on this.
Oyster mushrooms were originally cultivated in Germany and have since then been distributed all around the world. It is commonly used as seasonings for other popular dishes, but it is also used as an alternative for those who try to avoid meat and go for a healthier choice.
These mushrooms are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, protein, and antioxidants. It helps strengthen your immune system and also helps prevent chronic diseases.
How to cook Oyster Mushroom Tempura?
Once you have the ingredients in making the mushroom tempura prepared, cooking it can be done in a jiffy. The amount of ingredients you need can be easily adjusted accordingly depending on how many you want to make.
So the process involves marinating the mushrooms, then coating them in batter, and then deep frying the mushrooms. A pretty straightforward procedure.
The first step is to marinate the mushrooms. Take note that doing this can take up about an hour or two so you need to prepare this ahead of time. The purpose of this is to impart a tasty and lasting flavor for the mushrooms once we cook them. It also makes the mushroom’s texture quite tender so we have a chewy inside of the tempura.
The key to having a crispy batter is to deep fry them. So it is important that the mushrooms are completely submerged in the oil. This also makes the cooking time faster. When placing the mushrooms in the pan, be sure not to drop them, because the batter might fall off from the mushroom and will result in a messy tempura, so be very mindful of this.
Optional Dipping Sauce You Can Add
The oyster mushroom tempura is already great in itself, but it is also a good idea to have a dip partnered with it. You can use a dip of your choice, ranging from the basic ones, such as ketchup, mayonnaise, or other garlic dips.
You can also make a tempura sauce–consisting of soy sauce, and mirin–if you want it as close to a traditional tempura as possible.
Another Mushroom Recipe You Can Try
If you are now in love with the delicious and healthy oyster mushrooms, why not try another healthy food twist! This time try making burgers out of these, here is a yummy recipe you can try: Homemade Mushroom Burger Recipe
For a quick reference about this recipe, see the recipe table below:
Oyster Mushroom Tempura Recipe
- Deep Frying Pan
- 300 g oyster mushrooms
- 2 pcs eggs
- 8 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 3 cups cooking oil, for frying
- In a large bowl, combine the oyster mushrooms, eggs, minced garlic, salt and pepper.
- Mix well and marinate for 30 to 60 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour and cornstarch. Coat the marinated mushrooms with this mixture.
- In a cooking pot, pour-in and heat the cooking oil (enough to submerge the mushrooms) in medium to high heat.
- Deep-fry the mushroom for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
- Transfer to a serving plate and prepare a dip of your choice. Serve and enjoy!
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