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Monday, February 14, 2011

The Daring Cooks February 2011 Challenge: Cold Soba Salad/Tempura Shrimp

The February 2011 Daring Cooks' Challenge was hosted by Lisa of Blueberry Girl. She challenged Daring Cooks to make Hiyashi Soba and/or Tempura. She has various sources for her challenge including japanesefood.about.com, pinkbites.com, and itsybitsyfoodies.com.

This is my first challenge at the Daring Cooks and out of two recipes you could do both recipes or one of the recipes given.

So what exactly is Soba? It's a type of Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour,  Tempura is seafood or vegetables that have been dipped in batter and deep-fried.

I chose the Tempura Shrimp. It was awesome! We love fried shrimp and I was so nervous about making it. I don’t know what I was so worked up over, it was so easy and it turned out great! I think I needed the reassurance from the finished products looks, down to what my family of taste testers had to say. According to all of them and the one that matters, my valentine of 17 years the Tempura Shrimp was a hit!!

I hope you all have a very wonderful and fulfilling Valentines Day.

Happy Valentines Day!