Making Lobster Tempura

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Delicious Delights: DIY Making Lobster Tempura.

 DIY Making Lobster Tempura, lobster tempura is a mouthwatering dish that combines the delicate sweetness of lobster with the crispy, golden goodness of tempura batter. While it may seem like a fancy restaurant treat, lobster tempura is surprisingly easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients and a little know-how. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to create your own decadent lobster tempura that will impress your guests and tantalize your taste buds.


  • 2 lobster tails, shell removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ice-cold water
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Tempura dipping sauce (store-bought or homemade)


  1. Prepare the Lobster:

    • Start by preparing the lobster tails. Remove the shells and cut the meat into bite-sized pieces. Pat the lobster pieces dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  2. Make the Tempura Batter:

    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together until well combined.
    • Gradually add the ice-cold water to the dry ingredients, stirring gently until the batter is smooth. Be careful not to overmix; it’s okay if there are some lumps remaining.
  3. Heat the Oil:

    • Fill a deep fryer or large pot with vegetable oil and heat it to 350°F (175°C). It’s important to maintain a consistent temperature for crispy tempura, so use a thermometer to monitor the oil.
  4. Coat the Lobster:

    • Dip each piece of lobster into the tempura batter, ensuring it’s evenly coated on all sides. Shake off any excess batter before frying to prevent it from becoming too thick.
  5. Fry the Lobster:

    • Carefully lower the battered lobster pieces into the hot oil, a few at a time, to avoid overcrowding the fryer. Fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the tempura batter is golden brown and crispy.
    • Use a slotted spoon or tongs to remove the fried lobster from the oil and transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil. Repeat the frying process with the remaining lobster pieces.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:

    • Serve the lobster tempura immediately while it’s still hot and crispy. Serve with tempura dipping sauce on the side for dipping.
    • Garnish with sliced green onions, sesame seeds, or a sprinkle of sea salt for added flavor and presentation.

Lobster tempura is a delightful way to indulge in the rich flavors and crispy texture of this classic Japanese dish. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic frying techniques, you can create a restaurant-quality meal that will impress your friends and family. So, roll up your sleeves, heat up some oil, and get ready to enjoy the delicious delights.

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