Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Prawn and Vegetable Tempura

I am not familiar with many Japanese dishes but one dish that I know very well and love a lot too is Tempura. I, and so many people I know, can't just have enough of prawn tempura. The best tempura is the one which is crispy and crunchy in the bite. 



So the other day while I was browsing through Nami's blog I saw this fabulous recipe of shrimp tempura. Nami is my friend from the blog world. Do visit her at Just One Cookbook. She is a very sweet and cooperative girl who is always willing to help. Plus she is Japanese so I knew I could trust her recipe for the most authentic tempura. Though mine doesn't look as pretty as her's but it tasted awesome and perfectly crisp. Not only I fried prawns but I also experimented with few vegetables and the result was fantastic!

I made a minor change just to suit our DESI taste buds. I marinated my prawns with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper for 15 minutes before frying. But rest of the recipe was exactly according to her instructions. 

I also didn't straighten the prawns for two reasons:

  1. I like the curly ones better.
  2. I am lazy!
I made this Tempura on Sunday and I have made it again today. I know that's too much of tempura for one week but hey it's not my fault if these babies are so yummy.


You can get the recipe here.




4 comments:

  1. Hi Zee! Sorry somehow I didn't get pin back notification yet, so I didn't realize you posted this already. Happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe! I do love tempura. Since you made vegetable tempura already, you should try Kakiage Donburi (basically, it's assorted tempura rice bowl). Your tempura looks great! Hey... I sometimes take a short cut too, about the prawns. ;-) Thanks again for linking back to me and your kind mention! =)

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  2. this is perfect for an appetizer, such a great and delicious idea

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  3. I have to give this recipe a shot. We love shrimp tempura. This look so yum!!!

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  4. What an idea your proving using prawns also we are made this type recipes hands of.Really looks good.

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