Shrimp Tempura

Shrimp Tempura

Appetizers and Snacks Seafood Shrimp

Serve these crisp, fried shrimp with a hot mustard sauce or sweet & sour sauce. The tempura batter may be used for other recipes. Try it with vegetables.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 574
Preparation time: 45m
Total cooking time: 1h


  • 1/2 cup rice wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 quarts oil for deep frying
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  • 1   In a medium bowl, mix rice wine and salt. Place shrimp into the mixture. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 20 minutes.
  • 2   Heat oil in deep-fryer or large wok to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • 3   In a medium bowl, mix together all-purpose flour, ice water, cornstarch, egg yolk, salt, white sugar, shortening and baking powder.
  • 4   One at a time, dip shrimp into the flour mixture to coat. Carefully place a few shrimp at a time in the hot oil. Deep fry until golden brown on all sides, about 1 1/2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove from oil. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 48.3g 74%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 424mg 17%
Potassium 110mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 15.7g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Protein 11.4g 23%
Sugars 0g  
Vitamin A 187IU  
Vitamin C 1mg  
Calcium 59mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 4mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 22mg  
Folate 22mcg