October 12, 2017

Shrimp Tempura

I love shrimp so even shrimp is expensive, I always include this in our menu. I love cooking salted egg shrimp because it is an easy dish plus gusto ko din ng salted egg. But my son doesn’t like it and he always tells me that he prefers shrimp tempura. To be honest, I don’t know how to make ebi tempura but I promised him that I will try to make it. 

Last night, I tried to make shrimp tempura. I don’t measure my ingredients so this is just an estimate ng mga pinagmix ko. You can adjust the ingredients according to your preference. 

1/2 kilo shrimp 
1 egg 
1/4 cup flour 
1/4 cup cold water 
1/2 cup Crispy Fry 
Cooking oil for deep frying 

1. Peeled, deveined the shrimp. Make a small cut so you can flat the shrimp.
2. Heat oil 
3. Beat the egg, add cold water and crispy fry instant mix 
4. Coat the shrimp with flour 
5. Dip shrimp in batter 
6. Deep fry on medium heat until golden brown. 
7. Drain on paper towels. 
8. Serve 

If you notice, there is no salt and pepper because I used Crispy Fry, maalat na yun. 

I asked my son if he likes it and he said “No, it is not crunchy, not the same taste”. Waah!, wala man lang preno ang feedback. Ouch! Well, hindi nga naman siya crunchy but the taste is good. Puro shrimp nga siya at hindi puro breading like ebi tempura. I checked some Shrimp Tempura recipes and they are using tempura flour so I will check nga sa grocery kung meron dito sa Pinas. 

Update: May 2018

I bought Tempura Flour at Landmark Alabang so I cooked shrimp tempura and it turned out crunchy after frying. I forgot to remove the heads of the shrimp because I was in a hurry. But I was happy because my son likes it na.

1/2 kilo shrimp 
1 egg 
3/4 cup tempura flour 
1/4 cup cold water 
Salt and pepper
Cooking oil for deep frying 

You can check my other version, “Camaron Rebosado Recipe” 

Update: March 2022

Since last year, I’ve been trying Purefoods ready-to-eat and easy-to-prepare food. I already blogged about Crispy Squid Rings and Tail-On-Shrimp, now let me share about the Shrimp Tempura. If you’ve read my Holiday 2021 post, I prepared this for our New Year’s potluck because I don’t have time to cook. 

Same with the squid rings and tail-on-shrimp, you can cook this even it is frozen so it really saves time, perfect kapag nagmamadali ka. You can either fry it or toast it but I used an air fryer for this, 190C for 10 minutes. 

Oven Toaster 

1. Take out from the freezer. 
2. Oven toast for 15 minutes. (Cooking time may vary depending on toaster wattage). 
3. Serve crunchy. 

Fry it 

1. Take out from the freezer. No need to thaw. 
2. Deep fry for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat or until golden brown. 
3. Remove from pan and drain excess oil. 
4. Serve while hot. 

It is available in the supermarket but you can buy this online too, but most of the time out of stock ito. Among these three, my favorite is Shrimp Tempura, tama lang kasi lasa niya, it is not salty and not spicy.

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