Crispy Shrimp Tempura

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Tempura fried shrimp can be served with a number of sauces or just a squeeze of lemon or lime.


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Serves:

2-4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

1 lb
shrimp
1
egg yolk
1 c
ice cold sparkling water
1/8 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 c
cornstarch
3/4 c
rice flour (or all-purpose flour)
peanut or canola oil for frying

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oil to 370 degrees in a deep fryer. Salt the shrimp and set it aside.
2
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
3
When the oil is hot (and not before), whisk the egg yolk and the sparkling water together. Mix into dry ingredients.
4
Rapidly dip the shrimp into the thin batter - the consistency should be like melted ice cream -- shake off the excess and drop it into the oil. Do this in batches so the oil temperature does not drop too far. Do not overcrowd the pot.
5
Fry 2-4 minutes, depending upon the size of the shrimp until golden brown. Remove shrimp and allow to drain on paper towels. Repeat batches.
6
Serve with a dipping sauce of just a squeeze of lemon or lime.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Japanese
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy