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Tempura Shrimp Recipe
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Tempura Shrimp

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"A Japanese-style meal. Deep-fried shrimp and a tangy sauce to dip them in. Try battering some vegetables such as onions, peppers, or broccoli in addition to the shrimp. Delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 2 to 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a small bowl mix vanilla wafers, egg, and water until well blended. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
  2. To make dipping sauce: In a small sauce pan blend nectar into cornstarch. Stir in brown sugar, vinegar and catsup. Heat mixture over a medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Set aside.
  3. In a stockpot or deep fryer heat 2 cups oil to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Dip shrimp in vanilla wafer batter and fry 4 to 6 shrimp at a time until golden brown. Drain well. Serve hot with dipping sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 20, 2003

I followed the recipe exactly as written and thought it was super. My husband loved it. marnodegi

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

I wasn't real keen on the vanilla cookie part, so I decided to scrap it. I used rice flour instead. The water that's used to make the batter must be VERY cold, as it will help the batter to poof while frying. Due to the high moisture content of the shrimp, make sure you dip the shrimp into flour before you coat with the batter. The batter will adhere much better. Thanks Jackie!


11 Ratings

Dec 15, 2003

It should have been included in the recipe how shrimps can be "starightened" during cooking

Feb 11, 2003

I think it is easier to use a Tempura Mix in lieu of Vanilla Cracker.

Sep 24, 2004

Buy tempura mix from your local Asian grocery store- much easier and a lot better.

Dec 13, 2010

Very good, but just a little too sweet. The vanilla over powers the shrimp taste, and didn't stick too well on the shrimp.

Sep 15, 2013

Slice sweet potato, very large carrots, zucchini, eggplant etc thinly and use batter recipe. Sprinkle with sesame seeds as soon as you take out of oil. Yummy!!

Sep 13, 2014

Loved it! I grew up in Asia and my tastebuds are still there :) I dipped the shrimp in flour before the paste, as another person recommended. I didnt have apricot necter, so I didnt make the sauce. I had duck sauce for dipping!


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  • Calories
  • 920 kcal
  • 46%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 81.4 g
  • 125%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 225 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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