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Tempura

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Ingredients
  Large shrimp 1⁄2 Pound
  Frozen rock-lobster tails 10 Ounce
  Frozen scallops 20 Ounce
  Parsley sprigs 6 Large
  Eggplant 1⁄2 Small
  Sweet potatoes 3⁄4 Pound
  Green pepper 1 Large
  Eggs 3
  Shoyu/Soy sauce 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. Drop shrimp into boiling, salted water to cover and bring back to boiling.
2. Reduce heat simmer, covered, 5 minutes, then drain and let it cool.
3. Cook lobster tails as the label directs, drain and cool.
4. With scissors cut shell away from meat halve meat crosswise.
5. Drop unthawed scallops into boiling, salted water to cover and bring back to boiling.
6. Reduce heat simmer, covered, 5 minutes, then drain and let it cool.
7. On platter, arrange shrimp, lobster, and scallops in attractive pattern with parsley, eggplant, sweet potatoes and green pepper.
8. Refrigerate, covered, until you are ready to cook Tempura.
9. In electric skillet or deep-fryer, heat oil (at least 3 inches deep) to 350F on deep-frying thermometer.
To make the batter:
10. In medium bowl, beat eggs, with rotary beater add shoyu and 1-1/4 cups water.
11. Gradually add flour, sugar and salt, beating until smooth.
12. With tongs, dip shrimp, lobster, scallops and vegetables into batter, to coat lightly.
13. Deep-fry, a few pieces at a time, until lightly browned—about 3 minutes.
To make the sauce :
14. In small saucepan bring to boiling, combining sherry, bouillon, shoyu and monosodium glutamate.
15. Divide into 6 individual serving bowls.
16. Place on tray, along with 3 small bowls filled with grated radishes, horseradish and ginger root.
17. Each guest adds radish, horseradish or ginger root to dipping sauce to suit his own taste.

SERVING
18. Serve a combination of seafood and vegetables to each guest, along with a small bowl of sauce for dipping.

TIP
Tempura is best served immediately, cooked at table.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Deep Fried
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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