tempura

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Pan Fried Zucchini

    Sometimes I receive a compliment for the dish I cooked with no effort at all. This ‘Pan Fried Zucchini’ was not particularly special. But my husband said, after one bite, ‘Oh, this is good!’ So, I decided to write down how I cooked it. Makes 2 to 3 Servings Ingredients 1 Zucchini *sliced 1cm thick1 …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables Tempura

    Chikuwa ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    ‘Isobe’ means ‘Rocky Beachside’ in Japanese, and ‘Isobe-age’ is a type of Tempura made with the batter with a flavour of sea. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) is added to the batter, but it might be difficult to find. Finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, or other Seaweed can be used. Makes 2 Servings …

  • Squid & Octopus

    Crumb-less Calamari Rings

    ‘Calamari (Squid) Rings’ are not difficult to make at home, but most people would not bother making them from scratch. How about this Calamari Rings without breads crumbs? Salt & Pepper the Calamari Rings, dust with Flour, dip in the whisked Egg, and fry. It is almost same as Tempura. Much easier than you think. …

  • Fish Tempura

    Tempura Yellowfin Tuna

    Fish fillets are common ingredients for Tempura. If you use meaty fish fillets such as Yellowfin Tuna, you would better to marinate the fillets first. Basic Tempura Batter can be used, but you don’t need much batter for this recipe. Today I introduce a new Tempura Batter that is made with Japanese mayonnaise. Makes 4 …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Curry Flavoured Cauliflower Tempura

    Home-style Tempura is easy to cook. You can find my ‘Tempura’ recipes on this website, but this one is unique. They are seasoned with Curry Powder and Salt. Even though you are not a fan of deep-fried food, you would love this deep-fried Cauliflower. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 small head Cauliflower *700 …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tempura

    Chicken Tempura Don

    ‘Chicken Tempura’ can make a yummy rice bowl dish. Simply place them on top of freshly cooked rice and drizzle the sauce over. This sauce is basically same as ‘Tentsuyu’ (Dipping Sauce for Tempura) but is has stronger flavour. Teriyaki Sauce is also recommended. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Chicken Breast OR Tenderloin Fillets1 small …

  • Chicken Tempura

    Chicken Tempura

    Tempura is a popular Japanese dish but it is rare to find ‘Chicken Tempura’ at restaurants. It’s probably a home-cooking dish. I recommend to use breast or tenderloin fillets for this dish. And if you happen to be one of those who dislike breast and tenderloin because you think they are dry, you got to …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tempura

    Seafood Tempura Don

    ‘Seafood Mix’ is often called ‘Marinara Mix’ in Australia, and some people believe ‘Marinara’ means ‘Seafood’. That’s not true. Marinara is actually a tomato sauce and it doesn’t mean ‘Seafood’. There is a very popular dish called ‘Spaghetti Marinara’ in Australia, and it is a dish of Spaghetti and Seafood mixed with tomato-based sauce. That’s …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Parsnip & Carrot ‘Kakiage’ Tempura

    Parsnip is a vegetable that I first tasted in Australia more than 20 years ago and instantly became one of my favourite vegetables. And for a long time I have believed that the best way of cooking parsnip is roasting. But… I have recently discovered that Tempura is also good. If you like parsnip, you’ve …

  • Mushrooms Tempura

    Asian Mushrooms Tempura

    More and more Australian grown Asian mushrooms are becoming available these days. They are very expensive at supermarkets but Asian grocers often sell imported mushrooms that are quite cheap. This time, I cooked Shiitake, Shimeji, Maitake and Enoki. Oyster and King Oyster mushrooms are also good for this dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Asian Mushrooms …

  • Tempura

    ‘Kakiage’ Tempura Corn

    When I make Tempura, I usually make ‘Kakiage Tempura’ to finish off left-over batter with sliced Onion & Carrot. One day I used Frozen Corn, and my family was so excited with the result. ‘Kakiage Tempura Corn’ was simply YUMMY!Using thawed frozen corn that is still COLD makes these ‘Kakiage Corn’ crispy without special Tempura …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Tempura Beans

    Green Beans are probably my favourite vegetable. The very best Top 3 Green Beans Dishes are Goma-ae Beans, Anchovy Garlic Sautéed Beans and this Tempura Beans. It is well known that the Japanese ‘Tempura’ cooking originated with Portuguese. Fried Green Beans, known in Portugal as ‘Peixinhos da Horta’, were introduced by the Portuguese traveled to …

  • Udon

    Udon in Soup

    Udon noodles are most commonly served in hot soup with toppings such as Tempura, Kakiage Tempura or ‘Abura-age’ cooked just like ‘Inari-zushi’ wrappers. My home town is close to Kagawa prefecture that is famous for ‘Sanuki Udon’ and I grew up with the delicious noodles. Imported Frozen ‘Sanuki Udon’ are available from most Asian grocers …

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