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Tempura Shrimp

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Shrimp tempura
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Tempura shrimp is often served on a bowl of rice or hot noodle dishes.


  • 12 large shrimp
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup ice water
  • *Vegetable oil for frying
  • *flour for dusting


Remove heads and shells from shrimp without removing tails. Devein the shrimps. Make two or three incisions on the stomach side of the shrimp to straighten them. Lightly press the back of shrimp to straighten. Remove the dirt from the tails of shrimp, using a knife. Dry shrimps on paper towels. Beat an egg in a bowl. Add ice water in the bowl. Add sifted flour in the bowl and mix lightly. Heat the oil to 340-350 degrees F. Lightly flour shrimp. Pick the tail and dip shrimp in the tempura batter. Immediately deep-fry the shrimp until crisp.
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