Beer battered asparagus with lemon herb dipping service

Beer battered asparagus with lemon herb dipping service

  • Preparation Time12 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves2
  • DifficultyEasy

For the lemon herb dipping service

125ml mayonnaise
5ml fresh lemon juice
1g finely grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp black pepper
1g roughly chopped fresh thyme leaves*
1/2g roughly minced fresh rosemary leaves*
Pinch salt

For the beer battered asparagus

140g plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
6g finely grated lemon zest
250ml beer
500g asparagus, trimmed
Vegetable oil, for frying
Lemon herb dipping service:

Stir together all ingredients and transfer to a small bowl. Chill, covered, until ready to serve.

Beer battered asparagus:

1) Heat oil in a heavy saucepan until it reaches 190C.

2) Whisk together flour, salt, pepper and lemon zest in a bowl until combined. Add beer and whisk ingredients until smooth. Dip asparagus in batter to coat. Remove excess batter before frying. Gently transfer battered asparagus to oil and fry until golden. Stir gently to prevent asparagus from sticking together.

3) Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and keep warm in a preheated 100C oven.

*Cook's note: Other herbs may be substituted

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