Shrimp Tempura

Filipino Style Recipe: Shrimp tempura is another popular Japanese dish made of deep fried battered shrimps. Normally the shrimps peeled but keep the tails intact then dip into the batter to coat. Deep fried until golden brown then serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 30-40 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 2 minutes

10 pieces large-sized shrimps
cooking oil for deep frying

1 cup flour
2 tablespoons baking powder or cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
1 cup iced water

Part 1
1. Clean the shrimps, remove the head and peel the shell. Keep the tails intact.
2. Fold the tail then cut the tip diagonally to form a “V” shape.
3. Devein the back of shrimps and make a couple of slit underside.
4. Arrange and straighten the shrimps in a flat surface then sprinkle with baking powder. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt then mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, mix egg yolk and iced water then pour into flour mixture.
3. Stir slightly and leave some flour unmixed. Add some ice to keep the batter icy cold.
4. Dip the shrimp one at a time into the batter to coat. Do not coat the tails.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat enough oil then deep fry shrimps for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towels then serve with dipping sauce.



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