Gluten free Tempura recipes are very easy to make and they taste better than non-gluten products. They’re also healthier for you and your loved ones. You might be wondering what tempura is. Tempura is short for tempeh, a kind of Japanese fish that’s eaten mainly for its nutritional benefits.
To prepare this gluten free tempura recipe, I need to explain the ingredients utilized. While in the beginning I was very tempted to utilize only white flour, since it’s the gluten free flour which crisps up the most, now that corn starch also lends a nice crunch to fried and baked products. Blender or food processor helps in blending all the ingredients together. Corn starch should be mixed into the batter halfway but not totally blended because corn starch won’t keep the flakes from floating in the batter.
After all the ingredients are combined, pour them in one bowl, add water and then the dry ingredients: cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Mix them until smooth and then spread a thin even layer over the dry ingredients. Then, using a teaspoon or a two-thirds cup measurement, drop the batter into the center of a lightly greased muffin pan. Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes until the tempura begins to pop out. The golden brown color of the outside will easily develop after it bakes.
After removing the tempura from the oven, allow it to cool down for a few minutes. Once cooled down, you can then pour the batter into your favorite dip. Variations of this recipe call for grape seed oil, soy sauce, fresh herbs and sesame oil. Again, mix them together until smooth and spread them over the batter. Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes until the tempura begins to pop out.
If you’re getting tired of the cornstarch and baking soda coating, then try to switch things up. I like to use garlic powder and basil powder in my batter recipes. It adds a nice flavor and also gets me experimenting with new ingredients. Just like the regular version, I add this to the batter. This is an easy way to create a tasty alternative to fried foods without having to completely give up your diet. If you want to see details of other ingredients I use, check out my article on How to Make Gluten Free Tempura Batter.
With Tempura, the final step is to drop in your favorite dip. I prefer to go with ranch dressing, since it’s delicious and also goes well with cornstarch and baking soda. You can choose any dip you want, but be sure it goes well with your main recipe. To make things easier, you can always just keep an open jar of sauce nearby. That way, you don’t have to go searching for ranch dressing while preparing the batter.
In general, this dish cooks up fast and is relatively cheap, especially considering how many ingredients are used in the overall process. It only takes about 10 minutes to mix all the ingredients and cook the batter. You can definitely see that this takes less time than most frying methods and is much less expensive, too.
As far as the preparation steps go, all you need are tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, and cucumber to start. You can see that this is an easy way to make a tasty meal, without having to completely give up your diet. Just remember to combine all the tasty gluten free ingredients you have at home and you will have a tasty, satisfying dish. That way, you can enjoy foods you would usually break your teeth over.