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Madame Thermomix’s Spicy Crab Tempura



4 portion(s)


  • 250 grams white rice
  • 1 tsp ground red chillies or cayenne pepper, (more or less to taste - are you feeling adventurous?)
  • 340-350 grams sparkling water
  • 500 grams king crab meat, shelled, or 500 g mixed vegetables such as carrots, courgettes/zucchini, cauliflower or a mixture of both
  • pinch Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour, (use some of the rice flour if you are wheat intolerant)
  • Oil for frying

Recipe's preparation

  1. Make the rice flour: Weigh rice into Thermomix bowl. Place a piece of kitchen roll/paper towel between the lid and the measuring cup and Grind 5 minutes/Speed 10.

  2. Prepare the vegetables by cutting them into strips. Place the crab pieces/ vegetable strips in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of wheat flour (or rice flour) and coat them in it. This absorbs any liquid and helps the batter stick.

  3. Add the ground red chillies to the rice flour in the Thermomix bowl. Weigh in the sparkling water and blend 30 seconds/Speed 6. Check the consistency and add more water if required. The batter should be like thick cream.

  4. Heat about one inch/2 cm of oil in a very small pan (you’ll not waste so much oil) or in a deep fat fryer. Oil is hot enough when a drop of batter sizzles and turns golden brown. Pour batter over crab/vegetables and stir to coat evenly. Fry in small batches until just golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

  5. Serve on heated plates with sauce or sauces of your choice.

    Bon appétit !


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I am honoured and delighted to say that this recipe appears in In the Mix: Great Thermomix Recipes by Dani Valent (Slattery Media Group, 2011), available through Thermomix Australia and UK Thermomix.

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or The Mix Australia Pty Ltd and The Mix New Zealand Ltd.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and The Mix Australia Pty Ltd and The Mix New Zealand Ltd assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • so easy to make and delicious, my 9 year old has...

    Submitted by kennedyrh on 30. January 2018 - 20:13.

    so easy to make and delicious, my 9 year old has never eaten so much zucchini before. Big Smile Will defintiely make again

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  • What a great idea, Coronet1 !

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 21. August 2016 - 19:48.

    What a great idea, Coronet1 ! Isn't this a great recipe? Happy Thermomix cooking with Why is There Air !

    Former Thermomix Team Leader @ Thermomix UK. Now living & blogging in France @ http://www.whyisthereair.com  http://www.saveursetsouvenirs.com

    Life is short so stir it up!

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  • Fantastic! I just used a 500g

    Submitted by coronet1 on 21. August 2016 - 19:22.

    Fantastic! I just used a 500g bag of stir fry veges and it turned out really well. Will definitely make the batter again

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