Tempura Soft-Shell Crab Recipe

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Tempura Soft-Shell Crab
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  1. Pour oil to a depth of 1 inch into a large Dutch oven, and heat to 350°.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt.
  3. Stir yolk into soda water in a 2-cup measure until blended; pour over flour mixture, and, using a large fork, gently combine (the batter should remain slightly lumpy and should have the consistency of heavy cream).
  4. Dip 2 crabs into batter, letting excess batter drip back into bowl, and carefully slip into the hot oil, top-side down. Fry 1 1/2 minutes per side, until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels, then transfer to a baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200° oven. Repeat with remaining oil and crabs.
  5. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and serve with Asian Slaw and Crab Dipping Sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 288.42 Kcal (1208 kJ)
Calories from fat 54.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.1g 9%
Cholesterol 50.68mg 17%
Sodium 2829.2mg 118%
Potassium 706.8mg 15%
Total Carbs 46.48g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.69g 3%
Protein 13.66g 27%
Iron 7.5mg 42%
Calcium 142.5mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 49.33 Kcal (207 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.04g 9%
Cholesterol 8.67mg 17%
Sodium 483.93mg 118%
Potassium 120.9mg 15%
Total Carbs 7.95g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.12g 3%
Protein 2.34g 27%
Iron 1.3mg 42%
Calcium 24.4mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.1
  • 8

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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