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Shrimp Tempura
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5 from 3 votes

Shrimp Tempura

Tempura or shrimp tempura is a Japanese dish consisting of shelled shrimps, dipped in batter and deep fried.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo large shrimps
  • 1 Tbsp. calamansi juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • cooking oil for deep frying

For the batter:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. MSG

Tempura sauce ingredients::

  • 1 cup fish or shrimp broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated radish or labanos


    How to cook Shrimp Tempura:

    • Remove the head and shell of shrimps but leave tail intact. Devein.
    • Make crosswise slit on inner side of shrimp, so it would not curl when cooked.
    • Season with salt and calamansi juice. Set aside.
    • Beat the egg. Add water and beat again. Add all the flour, baking powder, salt and MSG.
    • In a deep pan, heat about 2 inches deep cooking oil. Dip shrimps in batter and drop one by one in hot oil.
    • Fry until golden brown. Serve hot with tempura sauce.

    To make tempura sauce:

    • Mix all ingredients, cook for 5 minutes. Cool before serving.