Shrimp Tempura


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.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 shrimp


  • ½ cup rice wine

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 quarts oil for deep frying

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup ice water

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • 1 egg yolk

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon shortening

  • ½ 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.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

573 Calories
48g Fat
16g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 573
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 425mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 110mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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