Tempura Soft-shell Crab with Asian Slaw Recipe

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Tempura Soft-shell Crab with Asian Slaw
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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. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Cut crabs in half. Serve with Asian Slaw and Crab Dipping Sauce. Garnish, if desired.
  5. Wine note: A crisp bubbly is traditionally a beautiful bedfellow for preparations involving frying, seafood, or soy sauce. This dish manages to combine all three, making a bubbly such as Zardetto Prosecco ($10) a no-brainer. The prosecco's clean, tart flavor whisks away the tempura's greasy baggage like a bellhop at the Four Seasons. -Mark Oldman
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1730.53 Kcal (7245 kJ)
Calories from fat 329.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.58g 56%
Cholesterol 304.08mg 101%
Sodium 16975.2mg 707%
Potassium 4240.82mg 90%
Total Carbs 278.87g 93%
Dietary Fiber 4.11g 16%
Protein 81.98g 164%
Iron 44.9mg 249%
Calcium 854.9mg 85%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 49.33 Kcal (207 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.04g 56%
Cholesterol 8.67mg 101%
Sodium 483.93mg 707%
Potassium 120.9mg 90%
Total Carbs 7.95g 93%
Dietary Fiber 0.12g 16%
Protein 2.34g 164%
Iron 1.3mg 249%
Calcium 24.4mg 85%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 36.9
  • 47

Good Points

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

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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