It is time to go all out… all out on making delicious food that is! Welcome to anime recipes here at Honey’s Anime where each week, we showcase another delicious Japanese food or Japanese inspired food that comes to us via our favorite medium: Anime. We could lie and say that Isekai Shokudou is not a goldmine, but it is completely. There are just so many good dishes that are appearing and it is just a matter of time, and weeks, till we can get to them all.
This week is about two very cute oji-san who happen to be dwarves on an adventure… to find Nekoya! Since the dwarves live in mountains, there is only so much that they can come across for food. The Holy Grail of food is Seafood to them. And true, unless it is some mountain by the sea, then it is going to be hard to come across seafood. Well, when Gard is skeptical that they can do so, Guilhem takes him to a special location where they can enjoy not only beer but seafood as well. We couldn’t resist, so we had to break this one down. Welcome to the seafood edition of Anime Recipes!
Seafood Fry from Isekai Shokudou
What You Will Need:
Sometimes in the west, scallops can be a bit big when you get them. If this is the case, simply cut them into halves or quarters in order to get a decent size. It should fit in the palm of your hand comfortably. Remember the bigger the cut of seafood, the longer it takes and the greater the risk you run of overcooking it and making the seafood rubbery. Keep an eye on everything.
How to Cook It:
1The first thing that you want to do is start by slicing the onion first, and setting it aside. THEN cut your seafood up, if necessary. That way, you do not have to worry about cross-contamination.
2Next, pour your oil into a deep pot or frying pot and begin to heat it up. You want to shoot for about 170-180C(~350F) for the oil.
3In a plastic bag or a Ziploc bag, add in however much salt and pepper you would like to season. Remember that some of it will cook off and will not stick to the fish.
4Add in a generous amount of panko flakes.
5Crack your eggs into a bowl and mix them.
6Then, place the fish one-by-one into the eggs and then into the bag holding the panko flakes, salt and pepper. You can either do this next step one by one, or after they are all in the bag.
7Once you have your fish in the bag, either seal it or get a firm grasp on the bag, and shake it making sure the fish are fully coated with the panko flakes.
8Your oil should be ready by about now, so using a ladle or very long cooking chopsticks, or a grate, lower the fish one by one into the oil and cook for at least 5 minutes on each side. 7.5-10 minutes seems to be the golden window per side, but everyone has a different stove.
9Next, do the same with the onion rings. They take less time to cook, so the few minutes you spend cleaning up and washing things, you can coat the onions and then lower them into the oil carefully.
10While your fish is frying, be sure to clean up.
11Now, slice your cabbage finely. This is going to serve as the bed of your seafood fry.
12Slice your lemon. You can either use a slice, half, or whole! It just depends on how much flavor you want.
13When the seafood is done, take it out of the oil and place it on either paper towels on a plate to cool, or a cooling rack.
14Dish up your cabbage and then place the fried seafood and onions on top! Dress with lemon and you are good to dig in.
(Note: Seafood can make you very sick if not handled properly. Be sure to wash your hands and everything the raw seafood touches very thoroughly. )