Okra is one of my favorite vegetables. Okra is a very low calorie vegetables that is packed with rich dietary fibers, minerals, and vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin B, beta-carotene, xanthin and lutein). Each okra pod are also a good source of important minerals such as calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium. I typically like to stir fry okra with garlic. Today, I purchased Samuel Adams Boston Lager at my local BC Liquor Store. A quick search on their website will tell you the nearest BCLDB store. So I decided to show you a quick and easy Samuel Adams Beer Batter Tempura Okra Recipe.
One thing I really like about using beer in my tempura batter compared to cracking an egg, is that the carbonation in beer lightens the batter and makes everything crispier. If you prefer a lighter beer batter, option for a Samuel Adams Rebel IPA version a darker Samuel Adams Boston Lager.
The flavor profile of Samuel Adams Boston Lager compliments well with the Okra. It has a balance of malty sweetness, spiciness of hop and a smooth finish. And it also has a fairly high carbonation. Perfect to lift and brighten the tempura batter mixture. I first discovered Samuel Adams beer at Harvest Haus Vancouver Oktoberfest Festival.
Samuel Adams beer batter tempura okra is best served with garlic aioli. Garlic aioli is easy to make also. Simply mix 2 garlic cloves pressed, 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 2 tablespoon olive oil and splash of lemon juice. Mix well and enjoy.
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