How to Make Shrimp Tempura

A light, crispy, crunchy tempura that will take your sushi to the next level!  

Keyword Shrimp, Sushi, Tempura
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 Lb Jumbo Cooked Shrimp
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup ICE COLD Water


  1. You can use cooked or uncooked shrimp.  Personally, uncooked seems to turn out better but, today... we have cooked.  Cut the shrimp about 1/4 of the way through to allow the shrimp to cook and not shrink.  It will create a nice straight piece of fried shrimp for your rolls.

  2. Beat the egg and ICE COLD water together until the mixture is nice and fluffy.  

  3. Add in the flour and mix rapidly.  The mixture should appear a little thinner than you're expecting.  That's OK! 

  4. Add in salt, pepper to taste.  I personally like to add in a lot of pepper and cayenne pepper.  Not necessary but, pretty damn good! 

  5. Fry the shrimp in Canola or Vegetable oil.  If the shrimp is cooked, it will only need to cook for 30-60 seconds per side or until light brown.