Squash Blossom Tempura
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Squash Blossom Tempura

Do you enjoy making delicious and unique dishes in your kitchen? Looking for something special to make next time you entertain? Look no further than squash blossom tempura, a delightful appetizer that will liven up any meal. Squash blossom tempura not only looks attractive when served, with its golden hue and striking yellow petals grounded by the earthy green of the stem, but it also has an incredible flavor that can’t be beaten; lightly-battered squash blossoms filled with creamy ricotta cheese creates the perfect combination of crunchiness and aromatic delight. Serve as a starter or main course at your next dinner party – guaranteed to impress even the most discerning palette!

Squash Blossom Tempura: Filled with Creamy Ricotta Cheese!

Prepare yourself for a mouth-watering adventure with this beautiful dish – Squash Blossom Tempura filled with ricotta cheese. The golden petals of the squash blossom cover the creamy ricotta cheese, creating a perfect blend of textures and flavors that will leave you wanting more. Imagine biting into the crispy exterior and revealing the soft and creamy filling that oozes with every bite. It’s a dish that is not only visually stunning but also exquisitely delicious. So, whether you choose to indulge in this dish on a cozy night or want to impress your guests at a dinner party, the Squash Blossom Tempura filled with ricotta cheese is an absolute must-try!

Squash Blossom Tempura with Ricotta Cheese Filling

Squash Blossom Tempura with Ricotta Cheese Filling

Ingredient Tips

Looking to make the perfect Squash Blossom Tempura with a mouthwatering ricotta cheese filling? Look no further than these ingredient tips.

Squash Blossoms

When selecting your squash blossoms for this recipe, be sure to choose those that are brightly colored and firm to the touch. Avoid any that are wilted or have brown spots, as these may not provide the best flavor or texture.

Filling

For a truly delectable filling, opt for high-quality ricotta cheese that is both rich and creamy. Add in a dash of paprika and garlic powder to elevate the flavor profile and give it an extra kick.

Batter

To achieve the perfect tempura batter, use a blend of flour and cornstarch in a 1:1 ratio. This will ensure that your batter is light and crispy. Additionally, consider using beer or soda water to give your batter an extra boost of flavor and fizz.

When preparing your squash blossoms, be sure to gently remove the pistil from the inside of the blossom before filling it with ricotta cheese. Dip each blossom into the tempura batter, ensuring that it is well-coated, before deep frying until golden brown and crispy.

With these ingredient tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating a Squash Blossom Tempura that is both simple and sensational. So go ahead and get cooking – your taste buds will thank you!

The filling adds a creamy contrast!

The filling adds a delicious creamy contrast!

Squash Blossom Tempura

Squash Blossom Tempura

Not only is it delicious, but you get to experience the natural sweetness of zucchini blossoms – a treat no one should miss out on. Plus, squash blossom tempura is easy to make so don't worry if you're short on time!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients
  

Let’s gather the ingredients!

  • 12 squash blossoms
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper

Tempura Batter

  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 12-ounce can beer or soda water
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper

Instructions
 

Let’s Begin!

  • Heat frying oil to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, stir together the ricotta with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Carefully stuff the squash blossoms with the ricotta cheese mixture. You can use a tiny spoon for this or add the filling to a piping bag and use that to fill the squash blossoms.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt, pepper, and enough beer or soda water until the batter comes together into a thin batter, like a light pancake batter.
  • Working with a few blossoms at a time, dip into the tempura mixture and then immediately transfer to the hot oil for frying.
  • Fry for about a minute, flipping once to ensure even cooking.
  • Drain squash blossoms on a plate with a paper towel.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and enjoy warm.
  • Enjoy with family and friends!

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 32mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 132IUVitamin C: 0.002mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Deep Fried, Easy to Make, Squash Blossoms, Tempura, Zucchini Blossoms
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Let’s Wrap It Up

We hope this post has inspired you to be more adventurous with your cooking! Squash blossoms are so much more than decorations and they can make for an amazing meal. Not only do these tempura-battered flowers add a lovely delicate crunch, but the ricotta filling adds some creamy contrast. Any vegetable enthusiast would be pleased by this dish. Eating squash blossoms will instantly upgrade your vegetable game and make mealtimes exciting again. And don’t forget that adding ricotta makes everything even better!

It’s time to start foraging for squash blossoms on those warm summer days and enjoy some frying fun in the kitchen. Taste these addictive tempura treats for yourself or surprise someone special—we guarantee it will be a hit! Let us know what you think about this recipe, we’d love to hear about your experience trying out squash blossom tempura with ricotta cheese filling.

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