Antipasti of Battered Tenderstem® broccoli with Salsa Rossa

Antipasti of Battered Tenderstem® broccoli with Salsa Rossa

A variation on tempura, with a tangy tomato dipping sauce.

Preparation time

0 seconds

Cooking time

10 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Nut free
  • Vegetarian
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  1. Grill the pepper whole on all sides until the skin is blackened, leave to cool for about 5 minutes.

  2. With a knife, cut the pepper in half and half again.

  3. Remove the seeds from the pepper and scrape away the blackened skin, chop finely and set aside

  4. Chop the tomatoes finely and set aside.

  5. Heat the oil in a small pan and add the garlic and chilli. Cook for 3 minutes over a low heat until garlic starts to colour.

  6. Add the tomatoes, red pepper and basil.

  7. Season with salt and pepper and leave to cool.

  8. Half fill a medium sized pan with vegetable oil and place on a low heat.

  9. In a small bowl beat together the egg, cream and cheese, season with salt and pepper.

  10. Dust the Tenderstem® broccoli in the flour and coat in the batter mix.

  11. To test the temperature of the oil, put a drop of the batter mix into the oil. If the batter colours too quickly, turn down the heat. Fry the Tenderstem® broccoli a little at a time so that the oil stays hot.

  12. Once the Tenderstem® broccoli is cooked, about 2 minutes, drain on kitchen paper and serve with the salsa rossa.

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