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"In the American Kitchen" Tempura - NLCTV Channel 6

It's back! The new season of NLCTV's "In the American Kitchen" & it's airing every day this week at noon & again at 7:00 pm on Channel 6. Join us as we prepare Tempura with our guest, Joe Miyazaki!

It’s back!  The new season of NLCTV’s “In the American Kitchen” and it’s airing every day this week at noon and again at 7:00 pm on Channel 6.

One of our favorite guests, Joe Miyazaki joined us again to demonstrate Japanese cuisine.  Joe, previously showed us how to prepare several different types of Sushi.  His friendly, laid back style, proved to our audience that Sushi is a simple yet impressive dish to explore.  As we said in that episode - “Sushi - it’s not just raw fish”.

In keeping with the simplicity yet exotic flavor of his mom’s recipes, Joe is now introducing us to Tempura.  Tempura is battered and deep fried ingredients served hot with a dipping sauce that traditionally has grated daikon radish added to the sauce as a condiment.

Joe’s cooking technique introduces us to different versions of tempura.  First, his batter is simple.  He uses the store bought mix but enhances the batter with a few of his mom’s recommendations.  When preparing from the mix, use only ice water.  The ice water prevents the batter from absorbing too much oil and will add to the crispiness of the batter.  He also includes an egg yolk for a special richness that the batter mix alone doesn’t provide.

For this episode, the batter-dredged ingredients used for this deep fried favorite include the traditional fare of shrimp, broccoli, string beans and sweet potatoes.  Then, there is one very non-traditional ingredient.  Joe’s mom would make him a treat on special occasions.  She would quarter a hard boiled egg, wrap it in bacon, and dredge it in the tempura batter for a deep fried treat that you have to taste to believe.

Hopefully everyone gets a chance to watch Tempura Joe demonstrate his recipe on NLCTV’s Channel 6.  But, if you are unable to get the station, all of the “In the American Kitchen” episodes are available on utube.

And, as I like to end every show with - If you have a recipe and story that you would like to share, please contact NLCTV and you too could be on “In the American Kitchen”!

http://www.youtube.com/nlctv6 - for all NLCTV utube presentations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhcelC1FWyA&feature=plcp - Sushi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvvxmCMPzWU - And for the first and only time - Tempura Episode Bloopers!

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Sally Van Cura October 05, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Hi lala - I love tempura too - that's why I was so excited for Joe to show us the technique. A frying pan would work perfectly! I use a deep fryer as it's one of those appliances that works well for me. Let us know how it turns out - even if you'd like to share a picture. Thanks - Sally
Frank October 05, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Nothing better than Tempura. I use it during the holidays mostly I too use the deep fryer. Bad Bad Bad ..... now I have a taste for those darn string beans!!! Frank
Sally Van Cura October 05, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Hi Frank - Thanks for the comments! The camera crew ate very well after that show and we kept trying out different combinations.
Sally Van Cura October 12, 2012 at 06:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_25JPq8QLw For everyone that missed it on NLCTV last week - it is now posted to youtube! Sushi Joe makes tempura!
Lynn Viehweg April 07, 2013 at 02:36 AM
How do I find the recipes I watched tonight, cranberry bread and cookies? April 6, 2013

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