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Cod Tempura


Today I introduce you to “Cod Tempura”. 

Cod has soft white non-fatty meat and a light taste. It is high in good protein and vitamin B12. In Japan we use Cod a lot for homemade dishes. For example, hotpot dishes, simmered dishes, fried dishes and so on. 


I would like to talk about Tempura a little bit. At many restaurants in the US, tempura has a very thick and seasoned batter. But Authentic tempura has thin, crunchy and unseasoned batter to enjoy the taste of the fresh ingredients. When we eat tempura, we can spread a little bit of salt or dip into a light dashi sauce which comes with it.

In this recipe, I don’t use any seasoning, but if you want, you can use some salt when you eat it.


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The recipe is

Cut cod and dredge with some flour. Mix egg, cold water and flour as batter and dip the cod into the batter. fry for 4 minutes.

Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Cod Tempura


Ingredients (Servings 2)

2 Cod Fillets 

½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. Flour

½ cup Cold Water

1 Egg

Vegetable Oil for frying

Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Cod Tempura


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

31 thoughts on “Cod Tempura

  1. The fish looks so succulent and the coating so crispy. Beautiful! 🙂

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  2. That looks so delicious! I love tempura! ❤

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  4. yumm.. it looks very good:)

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  5. This looks so good and simple enough that might could make it! Would it be ok with you if I share this via reblog so that I can access it easily when I’m ready to try it?

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  7. Hello there, I have NOT fallen off the planet and am catching up with all your wonder recipes. each one better than the other but Tempura is one of my favorites. thank you for this authentic way to prepare it.

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  8. I love cod. Thank you for visiting my blog. Nice to meet you and learn about Japanese food. I have eaten it in restaurants, love sushi, but preparing Japanese food is unfamiliar to me. This looks simple and delicious.

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  9. That looks really good!

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  10. I had a Japanese Aunt growing up and she made the most delicious foods. I so glad to have stumbled upon your blog. Maybe I can recreate a thing or tow.

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