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Tempura Prawns

Ingredients

  • Sunflower oil, to deep-fry
  • 24 large green prawns, peeled, tails left intact, deveined
  • Soy sauce, to serve
  • Wasabi paste, to serve
BATTER
  • 150g (1 cup) plain flour
  • Pinch of bicarbonate of soda
  • 250ml (1 cup) iced water
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked

Method

  • To make the batter, sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a medium bowl. Add the water and egg and briefly whisk until just combined but still lumpy (do not overmix). Place the bowl over a large bowl filled with iced water.
  • Add enough oil to a large saucepan to reach a depth of 5cm. Heat to 190°C over medium-high heat (when the oil is ready a cube of bread will turn golden brown in 10 seconds).
  • Holding prawns by tails, dip 6 prawns, 1 at a time, into the batter to evenly coat. Shake off any excess. Add prawns to the oil and cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer prawns to a tray lined with paper towel. Repeat, in 3 more batches, with the remaining batter and prawns, reheating the oil between batches.
  • Place the prawns on a serving platter and serve immediately with soy sauce and wasabi paste.
  • Enjoy!

#caseycookinghack

  • Screaming hot! If the temperature of the oil is not hot enough the batter will absorb too much oil and won’t get crispy.

Serves:

4

Preparation Time:

20 minutes

Cooking Time:

15 minutes

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