Active Time
Total Time
25 MIN
Serves : 6
© Abby Hocking

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a blender, combine the mayonnaise with the parsley, vinegar, preserved lemon and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. Scrape the dipping sauce into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Step 2    

In a large saucepan, heat 1 1/2 inches of canola oil to 350° over moderately high heat. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the cornstarch, baking powder and 2 teaspoons of salt. Whisk in the sparkling water until a smooth batter forms.

Step 3    

Working in batches, dip the broccoli in the batter, shaking off the excess, and fry until lightly browned and crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain the fried broccoli on a wire rack or paper towels and season generously with salt. Serve immediately, with the dipping sauce.

Make Ahead

The dipping sauce can be refrigerated for 3 days.


Preserved lemons are a Moroccan ingredient made from lemons that have been cured in lemon juice and salt. Look for them at specialty food shops.

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Cynthia Garrett Gavins

Review Body: Tempura fried broccoli is the best! I never thought to use sparkling water, thanks for the tip!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-07-27