A Kicked-up Shrimp Tempura For New Year’s

Sam Choy
By Sam Choy
Wednesday - December 29, 2010
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This week, Kelvin Ro and Ed Toma visit the show to toast the new year with delicious holiday recipes from Diamond Head Market and Grill.

This show aired originally in December 2008.

CRISPY STUFFED SHRIMP TEMPURA WITH CHINESE-STYLE MOCHI RICE

For Mochi Rice:

* 2 cups mochi-sweet rice (steamed as directed)
* 1/4 cup minced char siu
* 1/4 cup minced lup chong
* 1/8 cup diced onions
* 1 teaspoon minced garlic
* 1 teaspoon minced ginger
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1/8 cup shrimp-pork stuffing
* 1/8 cup chopped cilantro
* 1/8 cup chopped green onions
* 1/8 cup diced dried shiitake mushroom
* 1/8 cup oyster sauce
* 1 tablespoon shoyu


Saute ingredients together, add to cooked rice and steam 20 minutes.

For Stuffed Shrimp:

* 20 shrimp (21-count), deveined and butterflied
* 1/2 cup minced pork
* 1/2 cup minced shrimp
* 1/4 cup minced water chestnuts
* 1/4 cup minced green onions
* 2 tablespoons cilantro
* 1 teaspoon sesame oil
* 1 teaspoon shoyu
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1 teaspoon ginger
* 1 teaspoon garlic
* salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients and add 1 teaspoon of stuffing onto the butterflied shrimp, dust with cornstarch and set aside for deep-frying.

For Tempura Batter:

Use your favorite batter or try this:
* 1 cup cornstarch
* 1/3 cup flour
* 1 egg
* 2/3 cup club soda or sparkling water, chilled
* 2 teaspoons white vinegar
* 2 teaspoons oil
* 2 tablespoons baking soda


Add water as needed until combined to resemble a thick pancake batter; set aside to rest for 15 minutes. Dip shrimps carefully in batter and deep-fry at 350 degrees until golden brown.

For Dipping Sauce
(optional):

* 1/2 cup shoyu
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup chicken stock or water
* 1 teaspoon minced ginger
* 1 teaspoon minced garlic
* 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
* 1 teaspoon toasted and crushed sesame seeds
* 1 teaspoon sesame oil
* 1 teaspoon minced chili pepper
* 1 tablespoon minced green onions
* 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Mix ingredients together.

NEW YEAR’S EVE ALIZE SPARKLERS

* 1 ounce Alize (Rose, Bleu or any flavor)
* 2 parts Adami Prosecco

Place one part refrigerated/cold Alize in a chilled champagne glass and top with two parts Adami Prosecco.

Garnish the cocktail with a lemon twist.

Watch “Sam Choy’s Kitchen” Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on KHNL.

(Watch “Sam Choy’s Kitchen” Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on KHNL News 8.)

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