What kind of dishes do you like with shrimp?
I think shrimp is one of the most popular seafood around the world.
Don’t you think that shrimp becomes very tasty by every cooking method such as being grilled, stir-fried, deep-fried, boiled, and so on.
How about shrimp in Japanese cuisine…?
Maybe shrimp tempura is famous in the world and of course it’s my favorite one too!
But I want you to know another scrumptious shrimp dish today: Japanese style shrimp fritters, “ebi-shinjo” in Japanese.
There are several ways to cook Japanese style shrimp fritters, such as steaming, boiling, and deep-frying. And today I will make deep-fried shrimp fritters.
Although they are normally eaten with dashi (stock) flavored thick sauce, let me try to create new type of dish today by using miso soup!
【Recipe (2 servings)】
1 oz miso paste (fermented soybean paste)*1
1 teaspoon dashi granules*2
2 oz shrimp
2 oz hanpen (a cake of ground fish combined with starch and steamed)
1 oz green onion, round slices
2 teaspoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1.7 cups (400ml) water
(Prepare extra oil to deep-fry shrimp fritters)
*1 Feel free to adjust the amounts of miso paste to your liking.
*2 If miso paste already contains dashi, don’t need dashi granules. I use miso paste containig dashi this time.
1. Mince shrimp well, and mix with hanpen, mayonnaise, and salt. Using plastic bag is easier to mash.
2. Add starch into the bag. Mix them again.
3. Make shrimp balls.
4. Deep-fry shrimp balls until they are cooked to a beautiful brown. Cool them down.
5. Heat water and green onion in a saucepan until it’s boiled. Then add dashi granules.
6. Turn off the heat. Add miso paste and stir until miso is completely melted. Put shrimp fritters in a bowl and pour miso soup.
Ready to eat!
Shrimp fritters are very fluffy and amazing taste.
I know they are delicious with traditional thick sauce as normal way to eat, but miso soup is also great partner for shrimp fritters!
If you can’t get hanpen, please try to make this fritters with shrimp and egg white.
Enjoy your miso soup!