Tempura avocado with prawns

  • 950ml rice bran oil, or rapeseed oil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 340g prawns, shelled and deveined, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 85g thinly sliced bok choy
  • 115g thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 60ml mirin, or white wine
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 45ml soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 110g diced spring onions
  • 475ml tempura batter
  • 4 large avocados, seeded and skinned
  • 115g sweet chilli sauce (mai ploy)
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
1) In a medium saute pan heat 45ml of the oil. Add the red onion, ginger and garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Then add the prawns, cook for 2 minutes, and then add the bok choy, cabbage and sweet red pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes to wilt.

2) Deglaze the pan with the mirin. Toss in the sesame oil, soy sauce, black pepper, salt and spring onions. Let the mixture cool in a bowl.

3) Preheat a casserole or deep fryer filled with oil to 180C. Mix the tempura batter with ice cold water to pancake batter consistency.

4) Hollow out 2 tsp of avocado from the centre, then add 1/8th of the cooled prawn mixture to the cavity of each avocado; the mixture should sit securely with only 1/2 to 1/4 of mixture standing out of the avocado. Firmly press the mixture into the avocado.

5) Holding the avocado with prawn mixture, dip the entire unit into the batter and then gently lower into the oil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.

6) When cooked, remove and allow to drain on kitchen towels. Serve hot, drizzled with sweet chili sauce and sprinkled with black sesame seeds.

Rule the Kitchen with More Recipe Faves

Mango and Avocado Prawns
Mango and Avocado Prawns
Now playing...
1:07
Prawn and Avocado Salad with Frico Chips
Prawn and Avocado Salad with Frico Chips
Time
20
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Crab, avocado and mango roll
Crab, avocado and mango roll
Time
25
Serves
-
Difficulty
Easy
Avocado Parfait with Thai Chile Cracker and Calamansi Foam
Time
30
Serves
8
Difficulty
Med