Tempura

The tempura is a classic dish of Japanese cuisine, consisting of delicate morsels of either fish or vegetables fried in a special light batter made from flour and iced water. The difference between this tempura batter and normal batter is that because the water is ice cold this causes a thermal block, resulting in a finish that is crispier and lighter than usual. So, let’s learn the technique of frying tempura: we are going to indulge ourselves and apply it to various types of vegetables and fish. You’re always going to have near at hand a winning idea for an unusual appetizer or a delicious starter for lunch or dinner with your guests. Either way you'll make a great impression .... To get perfect tempura just follow our recipe, accompanied by the video and photos showing all the steps taken by our chef... So, now is the time to make perfect tempura together!

Ingredients

  • king prawns 100 grams
  • water 300 millilitres
  • rice flour 250 grams
  • breadcrumbs For tempura
  • dashi stock
Information
20 minutes Total time
5 minutes Active time
Serves 2 persons
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Preparation

Peel the prawns. Prepare a batter with rice flour and iced water mixed together so as to make it quite lumpy. Put some very coarse breadcrumbs on a plate. Then dip the prawns in the batter and then immediately in the breadcrumbs. Heat the oil and deep fry the prawns in the tempura batter. Serve with the hot dashi stock in a small bowl.

Tips
To prepare the batter, try using ice cold carbonated water and a metal bowl, so that the water temperature remains as cold as possible. Vegetables best suited to this type of frying are aubergine and carrots, while prawn and squid are the most suitable seafood.
Trivia
The name derives from the Portuguese term ‘tempuras’ meaning ‘Ember days’ when meat was not eaten. Some argue that tempura, despite being a famous dish in Japanese cuisine, actually has European origins, brought to Japan by Portuguese sailors and Christian missionaries.

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