Air Fryer Shrimp Tempura


Air-fried shrimp tempura for a more wholesome alternative. This is also good served with sweet chili sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings



  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sherry

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon ginger stir-in paste


  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup club soda

  • 1 pound large shrimp - peeled, deveined, and tails left on


  1. Whisk soy sauce, sherry, rice wine vinegar, oyster sauce, scallions, sugar, lemon juice, and ginger stir-in paste together in a small bowl. Set dipping sauce aside.

  2. Whisk egg, cornstarch, flour, and club soda together in a large bowl. Add shrimp and gently stir until shrimp are coated.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions. Cut a piece of parchment to fit the basket of the air fryer and set aside.

  4. Lift shrimp by the tail from the batter using tongs and let excess batter run off. Place as many shrimp as you can on the reserved parchment paper without overcrowding and place into the basket of the air fryer. You will need to cook the shrimp in batches.

  5. Cook in the preheated air fryer until desired crispness, about 8 minutes. Repeat with remaining shrimp. Serve with reserved dipping sauce.

Cook's Note:

Ginger stir-in paste can be found in the produce section of the grocery store.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
2g Fat
30g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 219mg 73%
Sodium 742mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 233mg 5%

* 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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