Peixinhos da horta

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A plate of Peixinhos da horta

Peixinhos da horta (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɐjˈʃĩɲuʒ] or [pejˈʃĩɲuʒ ðɐ ˈɔɾtɐ]) is a Portuguse dish. Its name in Portuguese means "little fishes from the garden", as it looks like small pieces of colourful fish.[1] It was brought to Japan by Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, where it became tempura.[2][3]

Preperation[change | change source]

Peixinhos da horta is usually made by covering green beans in a wheat flour batter and then deep frying it.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Peixinhos da Horta
  2. Charles Lemos (1998). Everybody's San Francisco Cookbook. Good Life Publications. p. 240. ISBN 978-1-886776-01-2. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  3. Morieda, Takashi. "Tracking Down Tempura". The World of Kikkoman. Archived from the original on 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  4. S. Cunningham Dryburgh (translator) (2002). La Cucina Portoghese. Ediz. Inglese. Casa Editrice Bonechi. p. 17. ISBN 9788847609211. Retrieved 22 March 2016.