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Crunchy Shrimp Tempura Recipe

Shrimp tempura is the most common type of tempura; it is one of the most popular types of Japanese food people around the world enjoy. There are different kinds of tempura; you can use vegetables instead of shrimp. Shrimp tempura can be a standalone dish or a part of a noodle soup and may be served with shredded carrots or daikon radish. A slit on the underside at an angle (about 45°) will prevent the shrimp from curling.  A good shrimp tempura has is a light, crisp coating that doesn’t absorb oil when fried. Iced water plays an important role in making a crispier coating. A little baking powder also makes the batter crispier. The batter should be made just before the deep-frying. When making the batter, use a pair of chopsticks to stir the batter. Do not over-stir it as it should stay a little lumpy.

Here are the steps to make a crunchy shrimp tempura:


Crunchy Shrimp Tempura Recipe


People to feed: Family 4
Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins



For tempura
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups vegetable oil for frying
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 egg yolk
1 cup water


Cooking Procedure

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, and salt. Make a depression in the center of the flour. Stir in the cold water and egg yolk. Mix just until moistened; batter will be lumpy. Stir in egg whites. Put in the refrigerator while preparing the shrimp.
  2. Slit the underside of the shrimps at an angle to make them straight. Set aside.
  3. Take out the batter mix from the refrigerator and dip each shrimp, then dredge in the breadcrumbs. Do not batter tails. Repeat for all the shrimps before you start frying.
  4. Carefully place a few shrimp at a time into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Drain on paper.


You can also try this with dipping sauce! You can use soy sauce with lemon or ready-made sauce for tempura.

Enjoy eating!


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