Tiger Prawn and Courgette Flower Tempura

Preparation info
  • Serves —


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in
Masu: Fresh, contemporary, accessible Japanese for the home cook

By Nic Watt

Published 2016

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Tempura prawns should always be straight like arrows, not curled like @ signs.

There are a few tricks to getting nice crispy tempura, the first being to never over-whisk your batter as this will stretch the gluten and result in a soggy finish. It should have a few lumps and bumps through it and be ice-cold.

Always shallow-fry, don’t deep-fry, for a more even and consistent temperature and cooking.