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Tempura Avocado with Shrimp Recipe

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This recipe for Tempura Avocado with Shrimp, by , is from The Harris Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Leslie Harris
Added: Thursday, October 4, 2007


4 cups rice bran oil, or canola oil
1/2 red onion, diced
3 tablespoons minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 pound shrimp, shelled, deveined, cut 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup thinly sliced bok choy
1 cup thinly sliced napa cabbage
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons mirin, or white wine
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup diced green onions
2 cups tempura batter
4 avocados, large, seeded, skinned
1/2 cup sweet chili sauce (mai ploy)
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

In a medium saute pan heat 3 tablespoons oil. Add the red onion, ginger, and garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Then add the shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, and then add the bok choy, cabbage, bell peppers. Cook for another 5 minutes to wilt. Deglaze with mirin. Toss in sesame oil, soy sauce, black pepper, salt and green onions. Let mixture cool in a bowl.
Preheat Dutch oven with oil to 350 degrees F. Mix tempura batter with ice cold water. (pancake batter consistency)

Hollow out 2 tablespoons of avocado from center, add 1/8th of cooled shrimp mixture to cavity of avocado, mixture should sit in avocado securely with only 1/2 to 1/4 of mixture standing out of avocado. Firmly press the mixture into the avocado. Holding the avocado with shrimp mixture, dip entire unit into batter and gently lower into the oil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. When cooked, remove and let drain on paper towels, serve hot.

Drizzle with sweet chili sauce, and sprinkle with black sesame seeds.

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10 minutes




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