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Salmon Tempura with Pea Shoot Salad and Soy Dipping Sauce

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Soy Dipping Sauce:
1 1/4 cups Kikkoman Soy Sauce
1 1/4 cups olive oil
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup rice vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons Kikkoman Preservative-Free Non-GMO Toasted Sesame Oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/3 cup minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon wasabi powder

Pea Shoot Salad:
1 pound pea shoots or baby spinach
8 ounces bean sprouts
8 ounces radishes, thinly sliced
6 ounces daikon sprouts
1 cup bias-cut green onions
1 cup chiffonade basil leaves
1/2 cup chiffonade mint leaves

6 pounds salmon fillet, skinned, cut into 72 (1- by 3-inch) pieces
3 cups Kikkoman Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups Kikkoman Tempura Batter Mix, plus extra for dusting
1 1/2 cups ice water
1 tablespoon grated ginger
vegetable oil, as needed
Kikkoman Tempura Batter Mix, as needed
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3 pounds cucumber, peeled and sliced on bias to make 96 slices


To make Soy Dipping Sauce: In bowl, whisk together all dipping sauce ingredients. Cover and refrigerate; whisk well before using.

To make Pea Shoot Salad: In bowl, toss together all salad ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.

Place salmon in baking dish. Whisk together soy sauce and honey; pour over salmon. Let sit 5 to 10 minutes; drain. In bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups tempura batter mix, ice water and ginger; do not over-mix. Keep cold.

For each serving, to order: In deep fryer, heat oil to 360°F. Dredge 3 pieces salmon in dry tempura batter mix; pat off excess. Dip salmon into prepared tempura batter, coating pieces on all sides; deep-fry about 3 minutes or until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels. Toss 1 1/4 cups Pea Shoot Salad with 1 teaspoon lime juice. Fan 4 slices cucumber on side of plate; mound salad in center of plate. Lean salmon against salad. Serve with 1 1/2 ounces Soy Dipping Sauce in ramekin.


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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