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Uni tempura recipe
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Japanese uni tempura recipe

Delicious and crispy uni tempura rolled in nori
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Tempura, Uni
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $20


  • Fresh uni
  • Nori sheets
  • Oba (Japanese basil)
  • Tempura batter
  • Sesame oil
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Prepare a nori sheet.
  • Arrange oba on top of it.
  • Top it off again with uni.
  • Roll the nori so the oba and uni are all covered. You can roll it in a cigar-like shape or have it more like a ball. Or you can make both and dress up your table setting very nicely.
  • Dip the roll in the tempura batter and make sure every piece is covered in the batter.
  • Deep fry the tempura until it turns golden.
  • Take it out of the oil and let it soak for 5 minutes.
  • Serve as a side dish or snack.