|Pacific Northwest: Taste|
|Tempura Mahi Mahi
Mahi mahi, the great game fish of Hawaii, is cooked in every conceivable manner, most often over an open flame. One of our favorite versions turned up between hamburger buns at a fast-food restaurant called Pee Wee's Drive-in. It was irresistible, and reproducing it at home proved fairly easy.
|Oil or shortening for frying
2 pounds mahi mahi, cut into 4-ounce portions
Salt and pepper
Tempura batter (recipe follows)
In a deep kettle, heat oil or shortening to 360 degrees, or until a cube of bread dropped in will float immediately to the top and begin to brown. Dip salt-and-peppered mahi mahi fillets into tempura batter and fry, two at a time, for 6 to 7 minutes or until well browned. Drain on brown paper and hold in a warm oven. Serve with soy sauce.