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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10 Min
15 Min
Deep Fry


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

How to Make Crispy Shrimp Tempura


  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.

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About Crispy Shrimp Tempura

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Japanese
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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