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                 Tempura Green Beans, Yellow Beans And Tofu
 Recipe By     : Bon Appetit August 1995
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans & Peas                     Bon Appetit Magazine
                 Tofu                             Restaurant, Inn, Tavern &  B&B
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  cups          all purpose flour
      1/2  cup           cornstarch
    2      teaspoons     ground ginger
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      ground black pepper
    1 3/4  cups          ice water
    6      tablespoons   low-sodium soy sauce
      1/4  cup           fresh lime juice
    1 1/2  teaspoons     wasabi paste*
      1/2  teaspoon      dried crushed red pepper
   14      ounces        firm tofu
                         vegetable oil -- for frying
   24                    yellow wax beans -- trimmed
   24      thin          green beans -- trimmed
 Combine first 5 ingredients in blender.  Add 1 3/4 cups water and blend until s
 mooth.  Transfer batter to shallow dish.
 Whisk soy sauce, lime juice, wasabi and red pepper in small bowl to blend.
 Cut tofu horizontally into 1/2-inch-wide slices.  Cut each slice into 1/2-inch-
 wide logs.  Arrange tofu in single layer on several layers of paper towels.  Co
 ver with paper towels.  Let stand 1 hour.
 Pour enough oil into heavy large Dutch oven to reach depth of 3 inches.  Heat o
 il to 375øF.  Working in batches, dip beans into batter, shake off excess and ad
 d to oil.  Fry until golden, stirring often, about 3 minutes per batch.  Using 
 slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels; drain.  Repeat with tofu and batter.
 Serve beans and tofu with sauce.
 Notes: A lime and soy dipping sauce accompanies this appetizer from A Pacific C
 afe in Kapaa, on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai.
 *Wasabi (horseradish) paste is sold at Japanese markets and some supermarkets.
 A Pacific Cafe; Kauai, HI
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