Can anyone say no to a fritter? Not when it comes to our saucer-sized version that’s simply packed with vegetables, that’s for sure! Our chefs mixed bok choy, napa cabbage, scallions, and sesame seeds with tempura batter. The result: fritters that are crisp outside, tender and light inside, and irresistable with a drizzle (or dip) of chili-spiked ginger-lime soy sauce. Serve with umami-rich hoisin-roasted green beans and fluffy garlic rice, and you’ve got a frit-terrific vegetarian dinner idea!
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Bok Choy & Napa Cabbage
Tempura Batter(ContainsEggs, Milk, Wheat)
Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
Soy Sauce(ContainsWheat, Soy)
Hoisin Sauce(ContainsWheat, Soy)
• Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry produce. • Peel and thinly slice garlic. Trim green beans if necessary. Roughly chop bok choy and napa cabbage into bite-size pieces. Trim and thinly slice scallions. Halve lime. Peel and mince or grate ginger.
• Heat a drizzle of oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30-60 seconds. Stir in rice, ¾ cup water (1½ cups for 4 servings), and a pinch of salt; bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.
• Toss green beans on a baking sheet with a drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper. Roast on top rack until browned and tender, 12-15 minutes.
• Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine bok choy and napa cabbage, scallions, sesame seeds, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir in tempura batter mix, flour, 1⁄3 cup cold water (2⁄3 cup for 4 servings), ½ tsp salt (1 tsp for 4), and pepper. (TIP: Batter should be very thick but not dry; add water 1 tsp at a time if necessary.) Set aside. • In a small bowl, combine the chili sauce, soy sauce, juice from lime, and as much ginger as you like. Set aside.
• Heat a 1⁄3-inch layer of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once oil is shimmering and hot enough that a drop of batter sizzles when added to the pan, add 1½-TBSP scoops of batter to pan; press down lightly with a spoon. (TIP: Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to work in batches.) Cook until golden brown and crisp, 3-4 minutes per side. TIP: If necessary, heat more oil in pan between batches. • Transfer fritters to a paper-towel-lined plate. Season with salt to taste.
• Remove green beans from oven; drizzle with hoisin and toss to coat. Return to top rack until tacky, 2-3 minutes. • Divide rice, fritters, and green beans between plates. Serve with soy ginger sauce on the side for dipping.