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Tempura

  • 09.06.2006.
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 60 min

Tempura is commonly known today as a Japanese meal. But the history of gastronomy mentions that tempura was actually brought in the 17th century to the Land of the Rising Sun by Portuguese missionaries.

Ingredients

  • 400 g shrimp
  • 400 g various vegetables (peppers, onion, beech-stick, zucchini, fennel and similar)
  • 250 g wheat flour rough milled
  • 250 g wheat flour soft milled
  • 1 baking powder
  • 2 egg-whites
  • 700 ml very cold water
  • soy sauce
  • oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Leave the shrimps for a short while in the freezer, and then remove their tails and clean their shells.
  2. 2.
    Wash the vegetables and the mushrooms, dry and cut them into sticks (peel the skin off the pepper).
  3. 3.
    Put the flour into a deep pot, mix with baking powder, add egg-whites and very cold water, and use the whisk to mix it all together to get liquid pastry. Put the pastry in the refrigerator for a short while.
  4. 4.
    In a deep pan heat up the oil at about 180°C. Sprinkle vegetables with Vegeta and mix.
  5. 5.
    Take the vegetables with your hands, put it into pastry and then into hot oil. Frying should last for a very short while. Do the same with the shrimps.
  6. 6.
    Remove the fried vegetables and the shrimps with a punctured spoon and put on kitchen towel to absorb the fat.

Serving

Serve immediately on warm plates, sprinkled with soy sauce.

Advice

Choose the vegetables for the tempura according to season.

Little secret

If the mixture for dipping gets warm during preparation, chill the dish with ice.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 798 / 3.336 - -
Fat g 25,50 - -
Carbohydrates g 102,32 - -
Dietary fibre g 5,49 - -
Protein g 37,63 - -
Salt g 3,62 0 0
Vitamin A μg 7.877,00 197 158
Vitamin D μg 143,20 72 72
Vitamin E mg 19,02 86 86
Vitamin C mg 34,57 46 38
Potassium mg 586,91 16 16
Calcium mg 83,21 8 8
Phosphorus mg 314,42 39 39

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)