Tempura- Japanese or European food?


Tempura- Japanese or European food?


Tempura is now known as Japanese food, but originated in Europe - in Japan came in the mid-16th century seafarers from Portugal. Japanese gastronomy know my tempura more than Sushi and there are even specialized restaurants tenpura-ya. Tempura term comes from the Japanese word tempurako which is called rice flour, which is made dough.

In Japan Tempura called all meals, prepared by wrapping in the way of tempurako flour and then fried in hot oil. In this method of preparing food to keep the juice and natural flavor. Most often they wrap and fried pieces of fish, seafood, soft meats, vegetables and mushrooms, but use may be essentially almost every food that can be coated and fry. In southern Europe thus prepared meals called "tapas" and to prepare the way using cornmeal and wheat flour

shrimp tempura

raw materials

  1. 300 g Shrimps
  2. Dressing need:
  • Wheat flour 2 tablespoons
  • Corn flour 3 tbsp
  • egg 1pc
  • Garlic paste 2 tablespoons PL
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • Pinch white pepper
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Pinch of salt

Or you can use the coating solution Tempura

       3. cooking oil for frying


  • Clean the prawns, shrimp Make slits and straighten them
  • Combine plain wheat flour, corn flour, eggs and garlic paste in a bowl, add white pepper, black pepper and salt. You can use ready-made wrapping mix Tempura. Pour a little ice water and stir the mixture so as not too thick nor too thin
  • Add ¼ cup of oil and a little baking soda and mix by hand.
  • Sprinkle a little pepper and salt to cuts on shrimp
  • Wrap prawns in a smooth wheat flour.
  • Immerse the mixture into a shrimp fry in the pan, the oil keep the larger amount.
  • Hot shrimp tempura is ready

Dry blotting paper before serving

The basic sauce for tempura

Raw materials

  1.  2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  2.  l2 yžice chicken broth
  3. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  4. 1 tbsp caster sugar
  5. 1 crushed clove of garlic
  6. 1 tsp chilli sauce
  7. salt, pepper


All ingredients are thoroughly mixed in a dish, chili sauce is added to taste. Strong flavor, is obtained with a hot chicken stock, sauce was allowed to cool.

Bon appetite!

Source: milujivareni.cz