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To make the perfect Acorn Squash Tempura we've included ingredients and directions for you to easily follow. This recipe is considered a beginner level recipe. The total time to make this recipe will be 25 min. This Acorn Squash Tempura will produce enough food for 8 servings.

Depending on your culture or family tradition there can be multiple variations for making this Acorn Squash Tempura recipe. Once you've read through and familiarize yourself with our recommended ingredients and directions, you can add your own twist to this recipe to make it your own! We've included a list of potential cookware or bakeware items below that might be necessary for this Acorn Squash Tempura recipe.

Acorn Squash Tempura Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1 tablespoon dashi powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 2 cups flour, plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 cups seltzer
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 acorn squash, trimmed, halved, seeded and sliced crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick wedges

Acorn Squash Tempura Directions

  1. Make the sauce: Stir together 1 cup warm water, the soy sauce, mirin, dashi powder and superfine sugar. Set aside until ready to serve.
  2. Make the tempura: In a bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, 1 teaspoon salt and the seltzer to make a loose batter, adding up to 1/2 cup more flour as needed.
  3. Fill a pot with 3 inches vegetable oil; bring to 350˚ F over medium heat. Working in batches, dip the squash wedges into the batter, allow the excess to drip off, then deep-fry until golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain, then serve with the dipping sauce.

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Chef Antonio

Chef Antonio

Chef Antonio has deep family roots in Italy. He spent summers living in Rome with his nona which developed his passion for cooking and expertise in preparing traditional Italian dishes. Antonio has two girls, one boy and a dog that he loves to cook for daily!

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