Tempura Shrimp

Tempura Shrimp

Here's an easy recipe to make tempura shrimp, or Ebiten. Ebi means shrimp and ten is from tempura. Serve with a hot mustard or sweet & sour sauce.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Remove heads and shells from shrimp without removing tails. Devein the shrimps .
  3. Step 3

    Make 2 or 3 incisions on the stomach side of the shrimp to straighten them. Lightly press the back of shrimp to straighten.
  4. Step 4

    Remove the dirt from the tails of shrimp, using a knife.
  5. Step 5

    Dry shrimp on paper towels.
  6. Step 6

    Beat an egg in a bowl. Add ice water in the bowl.
  7. Step 7

    Add sifted flour in the bowl and mix lightly.
  8. Step 8

    Heat the oil to 340 F to 350 F.
  9. Step 9

    Lightly flour shrimp.
  10. Step 10

    Pick the tail and dip shrimp in the tempura batter and coat the shrimp completely.
  11. Step 11

    Immediately deep-fry the shrimp until crisp.
  12. Step 12

    Serve and enjoy.