Cut and separate the king crab legs at their joints. Take each piece with the softer side (white side) of the shell facing up and trim off their shells with a knife to extract
the meat. Cut off both ends of the meat to make the pieces all the same.
Heat the oil for deep-frying
at a temperature of 355 degrees F. Dust
the pieces of crab meat with flour, dip them in the tempura batter and deep-fry in the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes until the batter is crisp
on paper towels.
Thinly slice the red onion. Chop
the jalapeno into thin pieces.
Arrange the fried crab legs on a serving dish and sprinkle with red onion and jalapeno. Make the ama-zu-ponzu sauce
by mixing the ingredients together and spoon this around the tempura
Ama-zu-ponzu sauce can be poured over the crab legs. When you do so, serve the dish quickly so that the crispiness of the tempura batter
is not lost.
Do not overmix the tempura batter or it will become heavy. The batter is best if there are a few lumps of flour left visible in the mix.