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:
- I like the curly ones better.
- 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.