Fried Shrimp Tempura Recipe

  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 30m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Fat

    4.2 g
  • Cholesterol

    46 mg
  • Sodium

    34 mg
  • Carbohydrate

    4.5 g
  • Protein

    4.8 g
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Fried shrimp Tempura recipe. Dip-fried Japanese-style shrimp. A very easy and delicious appetizer. Ready in a few minutes!

How to prepare Fried Shrimp Tempura Recipe

Ingredients: 1 pound (480 g) jumbo shrimp, vegetable oil for frying, 1 large egg, 1 cup (250 ml) cake flour, 5 tablespoons cornstarch, 1¼ cups (300 ml) frozen soda water, green tea salt

Instructions: Heat 2 inches (5 cm) of vegetable oil in a Dutch oven until temperature reaches 350º F (175º C). Crack the egg and lightly beat it. Divide the cornstarch into 2 equal portions. In a small mixing bowl, combine beaten egg, cake flour, and 1 portion of cornstarch. Stir well. Pour in cold soda water and blend well.

Peel and devein jumbo shrimp, leaving tails intact. Spread the remaining cornstarch on a flat plate, then dredge peeled shrimp on it. Holding by the tail, dip seasoned shrimp in the egg mixture.

Working in batches, add shrimp to the hot oil and dip-fry until crisp, turning once. Remove fried shrimp from the fryer and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain and sprinkle with green tea salt. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.

For the Green Tea Salt: In a grinder, combine 2 tablespoons (30 ml) coarse sea salt and 2 teaspoons (10 ml) loose leaves green tea. Grind well, then sprinkle over fried shrimp tempura. Enjoy!

Fried Shrimp Tempura Recipe


  • 1 pound (480 g) jumbo shrimp, peeled with tails left on
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1¼ cups (310 ml) ice cold soda water
  • green tea salt (see recipe below)
  • Ingredients For Green Tea Salt:
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons loose leaf green tea


Step 1

In a Dutch oven, add vegetable oil to a depth of 2-inches (5 cm). Heat over medium-high heat until temperature reaches 350°F (180°C).

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine egg, flour and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Mix well.

Step 3

Add to mixture soda water. Mix until blended.

Step 4

Spread remaining 3 tablespoons of cornstarch on a plate and dredge shrimp on it. Dip shrimp in egg mixture, holding by the tail end.

Step 5

Add shrimp to hot oil in batch (6 at a time) and fry until crisp, turning once,1 minute per side. Place cooked shrimp tempura to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain and sprinkle with green tea salt.

Step 6

Green Tea Salt: In a grinder, combine 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt and 2 teaspoons loose leaf green tea. Grind well and sprinkle over shrimp tempura.

Comments (2)

  1. posted by Carla Peterson on September 22, 2013

    What is soda water?
    Is that water with baking soda in it? If so how much
    Or is it like soda pop?
    I am referring to Tempura Shrimp.

    • posted by Slava Bond on September 22, 2013

      Hello,sorry for misunderstanding.This is soda pop.You can use sparkling mineral water as a replacement.


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