Tempura Shrimp Recipe

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.
Tempura Shrimp picture


Preparation Time1 Hr 5 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings1
Main Ingredient, , Interest Group,


 Vanilla wafers32 , crushed
 Egg1 , beaten
 Water3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Apricot nectar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Cornstarch2 Teaspoon
 Brown sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Red wine vinegar3 Tablespoon
 Ketchup1 Tablespoon
 Vegetable oil2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Shrimp3⁄4 Pound (peeled and deviened)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 8421 Calories from Fat 5259

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 578 g889.2%

Saturated Fat 136.1 g680.6%

Trans Fat 25.4 g

Cholesterol 728.5 mg

Sodium 2270.7 mg94.6%

Total Carbohydrates 711 g237.1%

Dietary Fiber 32.3 g129.3%

Sugars 189 g

Protein 107 g214.9%

Vitamin A 22.8% Vitamin C 34.6%

Calcium 116.4% Iron 52.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a small bowl mix vanilla wafers, egg, and water until well blended. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

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.

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.