Mushrooms. They're often described as the meatiest of non-meat items, so they're great when you want to eat something substantial and hearty, but fresh. This dish is great for vegetarians, and a good option for meat-free Mondays.
In Japan the people eat a lot of vegetables and fish instead of red meats, compared to our British diets, and many believe this contributes to their long lifespan. But as we all know, it can be tricky to find a vegetable based dish which isn't boring. These marinated tempura mushrooms are the very opposite of boring - the mushrooms absorb all the flavours of the marinade with vigour and create a juicy, delicious centre inside the tempura crust.
The mushrooms are quite spicy and hot fresh from the fryer, so we've paired them with a lemony wasabi mayo, which is refreshing and addictive!
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