Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tempura Recipe

Hey friends. Yes it's been awhile. I apologize. I've been engrossed in writing these past weeks and I'm beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel, but it's way far away. Way far. I've still lots to do and now I've set myself a deadline that's more realistic. Wrestling with my manuscript has been rewarding. I've learned a lot and I plan to send it in before the LDS Storymakers conference.
Because I'll be working hard on writing I won't be posting here as often as I'd like, so I will leave you with a parting gift.
This recipe comes from my husband. He served an LDS mission in Japan and while he was there he learned a few recipes and brought them home to share with his future wife. YAY! That's me!
If you don't know what Tempura is, well I feel sorry for you. They really are delicious. Basically it's battered fried veggies and shrimp, and who doesn't like battered and fried food?
And by the way, it's pronounced tempuda. The r sounds more like a d but rolled a bit.


1 cup flour or you can use panko (it's better) What's panko? Silly, it's Japanese bread crumbs.
1/2 cup corn starch
1 egg
2 tsp salt
Mix together and slowly add water until it's thick like a pancake batter.

1 part soy sauce to 4 parts water. Add a small amount of sugar to taste.

Dip slices of veggies into batter and fry in oil (I use canola oil) until golden. Cook over medium high heat. Place cooked veggies on paper towel to soak extra oil. Once they're not molten hot enjoy them dipped in sauce with a bowl of steamed rice.

Veggies to use:
Sliced potatoes
Sliced onions
Sweet potatoes (my favorite)

Large raw shrimp is pretty much the only meat I've had as a tempura. Squid might work too, although it would be harder to find.

Sorry I don't have a picture to post with this. This is something special that we eat and my husband is the one that makes it. He always has his special meals that only he can make, but I sneak into the kitchen and help a bit before he kicks me out. We haven't made it in a while because he's more intrigued with smoking meat.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy and I'll post again when I can. TTFN!

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