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Shad Tempura with Ginger Citrus Sauce Recipe

Shad Tempura with Ginger Citrus Sauce   

2 egg yolks
1 1/2 c ice water
2 c sifted cake flour
shad filets

Citrus Sauce:
1 tsp butter
pinch of salt
1 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, cut into a fine julienne
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
juice of 4 oranges
juice of 2 limes
juice of 2 lemons
corn starch
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tbsp butter


Soften vegetables in 1 tsp butter and add pinch of salt. Do not brown. Add juice and bring to a boil. Do not reduce heat. Lightly thicken with cornstarch and add honey and 1 tbsp butter.
Place yolks in a flat-bottomed dish (do not use a mixing bowl). Stir in water, preferably using chopsticks. If you use a fork instead of chopsticks, stir lightly. Sprinkle1/2 cup of the flour over the liquid and chop in most of the flour, rather than stirring it in. The object is a fairly lumply, nonsmooth batter. Continue adding more flour and repeat the chopping, pushing down action. The consistency should be of a heavy whipping cream with lumps. The quantity of flour to liquid cannot be precise. If the batter seems too heavy, add more ice water.
Dip Shad into batter to coat with a thin film. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
Serve with sticky rice, and citrus sauce on the side for dipping.

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