• Whitebait Tempura

    25 minutes
    Amount Per Serving: Calories 165; Fat 6g; Carbs 2g; Protein 17g
    Whitebait Tempura is a delicious seafood dish that is popular in many parts of the world. It is made with whitebait, a type of small fish, which is deep-fried in a light batter. This dish is easy to prepare, and it is a great way to enjoy the unique flavour and texture of whitebait. The tempura batter is light and crispy, and the whitebait is cooked to perfection. Serve this dish with lemon wedges for a zesty finish, or with a side of tartar sauce.    
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    • 500g whitebait
    • 1 cup plain flour
    • 1 cup cornflour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup cold water
    • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
    • Lemon wedges, to serve


    • Start by preparing the batter. In a large bowl, mix together the plain flour, cornflour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

    • Add the egg and cold water and whisk until the mixture is smooth.

    • Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or deep pan to 350F (175C).

    • Dip the whitebait in the batter and carefully lower them into the hot oil.

    • Fry the whitebait for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.

    • Remove the whitebait from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

    • Serve the Whitebait Tempura with lemon wedges and your favorite dipping sauce.