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INGREDIENTS : Prawn Mixture 2 cups prawns , chopped 1 Tbsp garlic 2 tsp ginger , minced 1 Tbsp lemongrass , chopped 1 / 8 cup cilantro , chopped 1 / 8 cup scallion , chopped 1 egg 1 / 4 cup bread crumbs salt & white pepper to taste juice and zest of 1 lemon or lime 1 fresh hot chili pepper , minced
Tempura Batter 3 Tbsp flour 1 Tbsp cornstarch 1 / 4 cup ice cold water
Smaug Fire Sauce 3 roasted red peppers peeled , seeded 4 Tbsp chili vinegar 4 Tbsp fish sauce 1 bulb garlic , minced 1 / 3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 / 3 cup sriracha
Cilantro and green onion to garnish inthekitchen
Crispy Prawn Dumplings In Shiso
Shiso is part of the mint family , and is used in Japanese restaurants . Visit your favourite sushi spot and sweet talk the chef into selling you some for this recipe .
METHOD : 1 . Chop prawns . Toss with lemongrass , garlic , ginger , scallion , citrus , white pepper , cilantro , and chili . 3 . Whisk in egg and bread crumbs , adding crumbs a little at at time to form a fluffy dumpling . 4 . In a separate bowl , whisk together the flour and cornstarch for the tempura . 5 . Stirring constantly , pour in the cold water to form the batter . 6 . Form a nugget from the shrimp mixture and wrap each nugget in shiso leaf . 7 . Dip each dumpling in tempura batter and fry in hot oil . * Be very careful when deep frying at home .
Do not fill your pot more than 1 / 3 full of oil , as the volume of the oil will expand due to evaporation of moisture . Smaug Sauce 1 . Purée roasted peppers in a blender . 2 . Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth .
ASSEMBLY Drizzle plates with smaug sauce and arrange dumplings on top . Garnish with cilantro leaves or sliced green onion .
Yield 4 servings .
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