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Tempura Shrimp

Rated as 2.75 out of 5 Stars

"A Japanese-style meal. Deep-fried shrimp and a tangy sauce to dip them in. Try battering some vegetables such as onions, peppers, or broccoli in addition to the shrimp. Delicious!"
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Ingredients

2 h 15 m servings 920
Original recipe yields 6 servings (2 to 3 servings)

Directions

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  1. In a small bowl mix vanilla wafers, egg, and water until well blended. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
  2. To make dipping sauce: In a small sauce pan blend nectar into cornstarch. Stir in brown sugar, vinegar and catsup. Heat mixture over a medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Set aside.
  3. In a stockpot or deep fryer heat 2 cups oil to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Dip shrimp in vanilla wafer batter and fry 4 to 6 shrimp at a time until golden brown. Drain well. Serve hot with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 920 calories; 81.4 35.8 14.1 117 225 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I followed the recipe exactly as written and thought it was super. My husband loved it. marnodegi

Most helpful critical review

I wasn't real keen on the vanilla cookie part, so I decided to scrap it. I used rice flour instead. The water that's used to make the batter must be VERY cold, as it will help the batter to poo...

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I wasn't real keen on the vanilla cookie part, so I decided to scrap it. I used rice flour instead. The water that's used to make the batter must be VERY cold, as it will help the batter to poo...

It should have been included in the recipe how shrimps can be "starightened" during cooking

I followed the recipe exactly as written and thought it was super. My husband loved it. marnodegi

I think it is easier to use a Tempura Mix in lieu of Vanilla Cracker.

Buy tempura mix from your local Asian grocery store- much easier and a lot better.

Very good, but just a little too sweet. The vanilla over powers the shrimp taste, and didn't stick too well on the shrimp.

Slice sweet potato, very large carrots, zucchini, eggplant etc thinly and use batter recipe. Sprinkle with sesame seeds as soon as you take out of oil. Yummy!!

Jackie, Thanks so much for the great tempura recipe. We loved it. I followed your recipe to the tee. Some of the reviewers thought that it would be too sweet. I did not find it that at all,...

Loved it! I grew up in Asia and my tastebuds are still there :) I dipped the shrimp in flour before the paste, as another person recommended. I didnt have apricot necter, so I didnt make the sau...