Easy Shrimp Tempura
I know how challenging it is for a lot of moms out there to come up with a daily menu without compromising the health of the entire family, not to mention the cost and time spent on cooking as well. Can you relate? I bet you can.
The truth is, you really don’t have to drop major dough to serve something healthy and delicious to your loved ones. By choosing nutritious ingredients and being creative with them, you can come up with delightful meals.
For today, we are going to have shrimp as the star of our dinner recipe. You can never go wrong with this type of seafood since we all know how healthy it is. Shrimps are mostly made up of protein and water, plus they are loaded with vitamins and minerals. They are low in carbs and calories, which makes them a perfect addition to your daily meal if you want to shed some pounds.
So what can you make with shrimps? You can try this Easy Shrimp Tempura recipe. This time, it’s going to be Japanese style.
Tempura is regarded as a model of Japanese cooking, and it can be anything that has been dipped in a mixture of water, flour, and egg, then deep-fried.
Here is how you can make shrimp tempura, Japanese style:
This crispy, easy-to-make shrimp tempura is a popular Japanese dish. It can be served as an appetizer or even as a main course.
1 lb. medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1 c. all-purpose flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 c. water
1 pinch salt
1 egg yolk
2 large egg whites
2 c. vegetable oil (for frying)
- Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water and egg yolk until moistened. Add the egg whites.
- Dip and coat each shrimp in the batter. Be sure not to coat the tail, though.
- Put shrimps into the hot oil and fry until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels.
It is better to leave the tails of the shrimps on.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Method: Deep Frying
- Cuisine: Japanese
What About the Dipping Sauce?
Shrimp tempura goes well with a variety of dipping sauce. If you want something spicy, you can eat it with hot mustard sauce. You may also opt for a sweet and sour sauce.
When choosing a sauce, you need one that will enhance the flavor of the shrimp and complement its crispiness on the outside. Most restaurants serve shrimp tempura with a thin, watery sauce. For a change, you can try a salty, sweet, and savory dipping sauce made with 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon dashi granules, 1/4 cup mirin, which is a sweet Japanese wine, and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce.
What you need to do is simply bring the water to a boil and then add and cook the dashi for a couple of minutes. Afterwhich, remove from heat and add the mirin and soy sauce. That’s it! You’ll have a great dipping sauce for your shrimp tempura.