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3-Ingredient Fried Shrimp

The juicy shrimp are wrapped in a light, crispy, and fluffy crust that is similar to tempura. So good!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Maggie Zhu

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs (450 g) shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup and 1 tablespoon water
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Serving options (*Footnote 1)

  • Chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Lemon wedges
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sriracha sauce

Instructions

  • Combine shrimp, Shaoxing wine, salt, and black pepper in a big bowl. Mix well and marinate for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the flour and water. Stir to mix well. The batter should be like a pancake batter, slightly runny but thick enough to coat the shrimp. Prepare a baking tray topped with a cooling rack.
  • Heat 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) vegetable oil in large nonstick pan over medium-high heat until hot. To test the oil temperature, insert a wooden chopstick into the oil. When you see small bubbles rapidly rise around the chopstick, it’s ready for frying. Fry shrimp in 3 to 4 batches. Coat shrimp with the batter and gently place in hot oil. Cook until the bottom side turns golden brown. Flip and fry until the other side until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer the shrimp to the cooling rack.
  • Serve hot. Squeeze with lemon juice, and serve with any preferred sauces on the side.

Notes

1. The shrimp will taste great without any sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 17.5g | Fat: 8.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 7%