Tempura Hearts of Palm on a Bed of Warm Greens (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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  1. Preheat the fryer.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg, flour, cornstarch, soda water, and salt. Blend until smooth. Season the hearts of palm with Essence. Dip each portion into the batter, coating each palm, completely. Gently lay the hearts of palm in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the oil and drain on paper-lined plate. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the greens, a handful at a time, saute for 1 to 2 minutes, in-between handfuls, until all of the greens have been incorporated and wilted. Add the garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. To assemble, divide the greens between the eight plates. Mound the greens in the center of each plate. Lay the hearts of palm on top of the greens. Drizzle each plate with the Blood Orange Gastrique.
  5. Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
  6. Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
  7. Yield: about 2/3 cup
  8. Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking , by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.
  9. Blood Orange Gastrique:
  10. Combine ingredients and simmer over medium heat to make a thick syrup, measuring 1 cup.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 447.58 Kcal (1874 kJ)
Calories from fat 64.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.13g 11%
Cholesterol 20.46mg 7%
Sodium 2375.8mg 99%
Potassium 2913.96mg 62%
Total Carbs 87.04g 29%
Sugars 43.02g 172%
Dietary Fiber 7.19g 29%
Protein 12.36g 25%
Vitamin C 102.9mg 172%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 6.8mg 38%
Calcium 200.9mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 99.38 Kcal (416 kJ)
Calories from fat 14.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.58g 11%
Cholesterol 4.54mg 7%
Sodium 527.5mg 99%
Potassium 646.98mg 62%
Total Carbs 19.32g 29%
Sugars 9.55g 172%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 29%
Protein 2.74g 25%
Vitamin C 22.8mg 172%
Iron 1.5mg 38%
Calcium 44.6mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.7
  • 12

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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