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Ebi Tempura - The difference to classic tempura

Ebi Tempura - The difference to classic tempura

Tempura is essentially a Japanese cooking technique often found in the form of appetizers in restaurants or as part of sushi. In this method, ingredients such as vegetables or seafood are coated with a liquid batter and quickly deep-fried in hot oil. While it may sound rich, the thin batter makes it not as "greasy" as one might think. Crispy fried sushi (Tempura Sushi) is also widely enjoyed in Japan and elsewhere.


Recipes in this blog post:

» Klassisches Garnelen-Tempura

At Ebi Tempura, the deep-fried prawn is the star

Now, let's talk about the main ingredient that makes Ebi Tempura special – the shrimp. Shrimp comes in various sizes and has different names: Tiger Prawn, King Prawn, Jumbo Shrimp, Shrimp... Ideally, choose larger ones so that achieving the perfect crispy texture is not too challenging for you as a beginner in frying. Our recipe will guide you on how to make this delicious dish at home, ensuring it's just as tasty as in a restaurant.

Classic prawn tempura

No. of persons1 personNo. of persons
Total Timeca. 30 minutesTotal Time
Level of difficultyeasyLevel of difficulty
Dishmain mealDish
Caloriesca. 500kcal per portionCalories
Shrimp tempura on a plate with dip
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List of ingredients
1 giant prawn
140ml ice cold water
1 egg
120g cornflour (e.g. maize starch)
1/2 tsp salt
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Step 1

Mix the water with the fresh egg and salt

Step 2

It is best to mix the cornstarch and flour in a separate bowl and then mix together with the water and egg mixture to form a smooth batter

Step 3

However, do not whisk the dough too much, otherwise it may become mushy; small lumps are perfectly fine

Step 4

Prepare the shrimps by defrosting them completely if necessary and removing the head, shell, tail and intestines

Step 5

Pull the king prawns out a little and make a few cuts on the belly to carefully straighten them. This will prevent the ebi tempura from curling up during frying

Step 6

Pour enough oil into a pan or wok and heat to approx. 170 - 180 °C (ideal temperature for shrimp tempura!). Make sure that the coated prawns are completely covered in oil when frying

Step 7

Dip the prawns in the liquid tempura batter. Optionally, you can also briefly coat them in wheat flour beforehand, but this is not absolutely necessary

Step 8

Mix all the ingredients together and roast in a pan to intensify the aromas and then crush with a mortar. This spice mix combines light heat with nutty and fruity flavors. It is worth mixing this "seven-spice chili pepper" yourself, as it tastes much more aromatic than the ones on the market. You can use Shichimi Tōgarashi not only to season tataki, it is also very suitable for miso soup, udon, nabemono and yakitori, for example.

Step 9

It is best to drain the fried prawns on a wire rack and serve hot with a delicious sauce

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Diverse and colorful - that's Japanese cuisine

Japanese restaurants are no longer uncommon in Germany – Sashimi, Inside-Out Rolls, Ebi Tempura Rolls, and more have found their way into European cuisine, adding variety to our cooking and dining experiences. Japanese cuisine often involves working with what is readily available, such as fresh salmon or tuna, served with rice and vegetables, accompanied by a delicious sauce, creating a healthy and flavorful meal. Ingredients can be flexible, exchanged, or complemented. Just think of the universally beloved sushi – rolled delights with avocado, cucumber, and cream cheese, tasty Maki Sushi, or California Rolls, which can be easily prepared at home. Homemade often tastes even better, and there are countless recipes to explore.

Egg noodle dishes, soups, and salads define Japanese culinary culture and have a significant impact on international cuisine. Be sure to take a look at our recipe collection, filled with Japanese delicacies, and feel free to share your experiences with us – for example, in our Facebook group. We would love to hear from you. :)

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