Prawn and vegetable tempura recipe

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Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time10 mins

These light, crispy and more-ish Japanese-inspired appetisers are great as party nibbles or served as a starter.


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200ml/7fl oz ice cold water
  • 125g/4½oz plain flour, sifted
  • 12 raw tiger prawns, shelled
  • 450g/1lb mixed vegetables e.g. shitaake mushrooms, onions, aubergine, courgette, peppers, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Oil for deep frying




  1. Beat the egg yolk and water together. Tip in the flour and roughly combine - the mixture should remain fairly lumpy as this gives it its lightness when fried.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan until hot enough for a piece of bread to brown in 30 secs.
  3. Dip the prawns and vegetables into the batter and fry in batches until light golden in colour. Drain on kitchen paper and serve.
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