- 1 lb shrimp
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tbsp instant mashed potato powder
- 1 cup club soda
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup Panko bread crumb
- Cooking oil for deep frying
- Straighten out the shrimp just like what I did on the video.
- Mix the flour, cornstarch, instant mashed potato, salt and pepper into a mixing bowl.
- Add the club soda and whisk it.
- Wait for a few minutes until the batter thickens up.
- Dip the shrimp in the batter and in the Panko bread crumb.
- Deep fry until golden brown.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Shrimp tempura is originally a Japanese recipe, but as you know, the Filipinos like to embrace good food especially from other countries, so shrimp tempura has become a very popular dish in the Philippines. You will see shrimp tempura being served as an appetizer during parties, special occasions, or even just a simple family dinner. Shrimp is quite expensive especially the bigger ones, that is why not everybody is able to cook it as often as they want.
If you are having a party and you serve this on the table, I am pretty sure that this will not last very long. Shrimp tempura is best when served just after frying. When the batter is seasoned properly, it can be really good even without a dipping sauce. Nunnie ate this without the dipping sauce. And as for the seasoning, you can season this according to your preference. We just used salt and pepper, but if you want, you can add some more to it. Though I suggest you be careful when adding some other seasoning because you don’t want to lose the natural flavor of the shrimp.
For the health conscious individual or those who are on a special diet like me (yes, my doctor put me on a special diet because my sugar is quite high), you don’t really have to deep fry this. In fact, you can broil this in the oven for a few minutes and still get the same crunchy effect just like when you deep fry it. I should have done that in the video, but I didn’t. I am pretty sure my doctor is going to fuss at me. Oh well. Anyway, I will do that for sure next time. We do hope you guys like it and then again, if you have questions about shrimp tempura recipe, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.