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Tempura Shrimp

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  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 8 jumbo sized prawns, shelled and deveined, tail on
  • 5 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. Carefully cut a deep line along the underside of the prawns and bend it backwards to make it straight. Alternatively, you can cut a couple of slits along the belly
  2. Combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and pepper with water and stir to remove lumps. Pour in sesame oil and stir to combine
  3. Over medium high heat, heat up oil for deep frying and wait till it is hot to prevent sticking
  4. Using the tails as handles, dip the prawns in the batter until fully coated, leaving the tails untouched
  5. Deep-fry the prawns until golden brown in small batches
  6. Drain on paper towels and serve hot
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins