fried shrimp with rice
Today, I’m going to show you a recipe for shrimp fried rice that you can make at home!
About Fried Shrimp
Health and Nutritional Information:
- Shrimp tempura is a deep-fried dish that is typically high in calories and fat due to the frying process.
- Shrimp itself is a good source of protein and contains various vitamins and minerals such as selenium, iodine, and vitamin B12.
- However, the nutritional profile can vary depending on the batter and frying oil used.
- Shrimp tempura is often enjoyed as a main dish or as part of a larger meal.
- It pairs well with steamed rice, noodles, or a side of fresh vegetables for a balanced meal.
- Shrimp: Fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined.
- Batter: Typically made with a mixture of flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and water or club soda.
- Seasoning: Salt, pepper, and other desired spices or herbs.
- Frying Oil: Vegetable oil or other high-heat oils suitable for deep frying.
Historical and Cultural Background:
- Tempura is a popular Japanese dish that was influenced by Portuguese cuisine in the 16th century.
- It has become an integral part of Japanese cuisine and is often enjoyed as a tempura set meal or as a component of other dishes.
Homemade Tips and Equipment:
- To achieve a crispy texture, it’s important to keep the batter cold and fry the shrimp in hot oil.
- Use a deep-fryer or a deep, heavy-bottomed pot for frying to maintain a consistent temperature.
- Pat the shrimp dry before coating with batter to ensure a better adherence and crispiness.
Matching with Food and Beverages:
- Shrimp tempura pairs well with a variety of dipping sauces such as soy sauce, ponzu sauce, or tempura dipping sauce.
- It can be enjoyed with a side of steamed rice, noodles, or alongside a salad for a complete meal.
- As for beverages, it goes well with green tea, cold beer, or a refreshing citrus drink.
Please note that the above information is provided as a general guide, and it’s always recommended to consider individual dietary needs and preferences.
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Crispy shrimp tempura
Crispy shrimp tempura is a popular dish in Japanese cuisine. The shrimp is coated in a light and crispy batter, then deep-fried until golden brown. It is typically served as a main dish or as part of a larger meal. The crispy texture of the tempura batter complements the tender and flavorful shrimp. Here is a recipe and some tips to achieve crispy shrimp tempura:
- Fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
- All-purpose flour
- Salt and pepper
- Eggs, beaten
- Bread crumbs or panko crumbs
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Optional: lemon wedges, cocktail sauce, or tartar sauce for serving
- In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper. This will be the dry coating for the shrimp.
- Dip each shrimp into the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
- Dip the floured shrimp into the beaten eggs, ensuring they are well-coated.
- Roll the shrimp in bread crumbs or panko crumbs, pressing lightly to adhere the coating.
- Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan or skillet over medium-high heat. The oil should be hot enough to fry the shrimp but not smoking.
- Carefully place the coated shrimp into the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry until golden brown and crispy. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Remove the fried shrimp from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
- Repeat the frying process with the remaining shrimp.
- Serve the fried shrimp hot with lemon wedges, cocktail sauce, or tartar sauce on the side.
- Make sure the shrimp are dry before coating them to ensure the coating sticks well.
- For extra flavor, you can season the flour mixture with additional spices such as paprika, garlic powder, or cayenne pepper.
- It’s important to fry the shrimp in small batches to maintain the temperature of the oil and ensure even cooking.
- Use a slotted spoon or tongs to carefully flip the shrimp while frying to avoid splattering hot oil.
- Serve the fried shrimp immediately for the best texture and taste.
Enjoy your crispy fried shrimp!
Calories of fried shrimp
The number of calories in fried shrimp can vary depending on the size of the shrimp, the type and amount of breading or batter used, and the method of frying. On average, a serving of 3 ounces (85 grams) of fried shrimp can range from approximately 200 to 300 calories. Keep in mind that this estimate is for the shrimp alone and does not include any additional sauces or sides that may be served with it. It’s always a good idea to check the specific recipe or packaging of the fried shrimp you’re consuming for more accurate calorie information.
- Crispy and golden-brown exterior
- Appetizing and visually appealing
- Irresistible aroma of fried shrimp
- Crunchy and satisfying texture
- Juicy and succulent shrimp on the inside
- Savory and flavorful, with a hint of natural sweetness
- Well-balanced seasoning with a touch of saltiness
- Delicate seafood taste that shines through
- Enjoyable with or without dipping sauce
Please note that taste preferences may vary.
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