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Crazy Easy Shrimp Tempura Recipe

This shrimp tempura makes for the perfect appetizer or side dish. Fried until golden brown and lightly crispy, they're perfect for dipping!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword shrimp tempura, tempura, tempura recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 167kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Peel the shrimp, but leave the tail on. Heat the oil up in a deep skillet or pot until it reaches 350°F.
    Large Shrimp in a bowl
  • Combine corn starch with salt. Toss the shrimp in cornstarch and salt.
    shrimp dipped into corn starch
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg with water. Next, whisk in the flour until the batter is light and fluffy.
    flour added to the bowl
  • Dip the shrimps into the batter and place into the skillet and fry until lightly golden brown. Note: only fry a handful a time so they cook evenly and don't stick.
    batter in a bowl with shrimp
  • Remove the shrimp from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain the tempura shrimp of any excess grease. Enjoy alongside your favorite dipping sauce!
    Shrimp tempura on a paper towel


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 829mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg