Best Tempura Batter Ever

Sunday, July 3, 2016
This is the Best Tempura Batter Ever.

In case you weren't sure what tempura batter is, it's a light crisp batter that is perfect to coat fish, chicken or any other meat or vegetable you like.

After it's fried then saturate them by using a favorite dip or sauce of your choice.

Tempura is the best coating for fish, chicken, vegetables and whatever else needs a coating deep-fried.

This is the best ever recipe.

If you're looking for a light crisp batter, look no more.

This tempura batter would be the one you're looking for!

Scroll down to the recipe card to get these great dipping recipes and tempura batter recipe.

Tempura is a Japanese dish usually consisting of seafood or vegetables but you can use it for chicken and other meats as well.

Tempura is a very popular Japanese dish, the mixture is a very light and airy batter that is fried to perfection.

It's served at Japanese restaurants worldwide but also is a common dish made in home kitchens.

In Japan, you'll often find specialty restaurants that only serve tempura.

The dish was influenced by fritter-cooking techniques introduced by Portuguese residing in Nagasaki in the 16th century, and the name "tempura" relates to that origin.

this is deep fried shrimp coated with tempura batter in a cast iron skillet with oil

Hot Sauce, Sweet and Sour. Or Plain?

You can choose from any flavor sauces you prefer, we like them hot and spicy. Bang Bang Style Shrimp with hot sauce.

After we coat the shrimp in hot sauce homemade (recipe below) we dip our shrimp in homemade Blue Cheese Dressing.

Of course, you can adapt your dipping sauces and how you like your seafood, vegetables or meat flavors to your own personal taste.

I have a delicious sweet and sour recipe in the recipe card below if you like the Asian style.

Also, my last suggestion is these are terrifically fried dipped in soy sauce, what can be easier?

this is cauliflower coated with tempura batter

A Magical Batter

What makes this a magical batter?

This tempura batter turns out perfect using ice-cold water mixed with the rest of these ingredients every time, it's full proof.

This batter goes great with anything you use to dip with it.

It will easily coat vegetables, fish, meats, and even dipping Monte Cristo Sandwiches!

One batter for everything you will ever fry and it's easy and delicious!

this is a tempura coated shrimp with hot sauce pour over the top that will be dipped in blue cheese dressing

What Is Tempura?

Tempura is a Japanese dish usually consisting of seafood or vegetables that have been battered and deep-fried.

The dish was influenced by fritter-cooking techniques introduced by Portuguese residing in Nagasaki in the 16th century, and the name "tempura" relates to that origin.

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Shrimp Favorites

We love a great shrimp boat sandwich, added to a lobster roll with some cole slaw on top.

There are endless possibilities and uses for this delightful tempura batter.

If you love a light crunchy coating this will be your go-to recipe.

these are tempura deep fried shrimp cooling off in a pan


I use a heavy wok pan or cast-iron skillet with around 3 inches of oil.

Of course, if you are lucky enough to own a deep fryer, use it to the manufacturer's suggestions.

Heat the oil to medium-high heat 375 degrees, fry, and use a metal strainer to remove them.

Blot them on paper towels to retrieve the oil.

The vegetables, meats or anything else you fry these in will stay crispy and very light in color.

They do cook fast so watch them carefully.

this is deep fried shrimp coated with tempura batter in a cast iron skillet with oi

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Shrimp with Broccoli and Zucchini
Chicken Broccoli with Jasmine Rice
Sesame Chicken
Curt's Sesame Chicken Bites
Bourbon Boston Butt
Loaded zucchini bites
Seafood Appetizers
Baked Wonton with Nutella Filling
Wonton Mini Bowls with Filling recipes Appetizer

this is a bowl with the ingredients to make a tempura batter to coat vegetables and seafood


  • Before you begin, make sure that you have all of the items you plan to coat and deep fry with the tempura batter prepared (for example, vegetables, shrimp, fish, etc.) prior to mixing the batter ingredients.
  • Always sift the flour. This makes the flour lighter and easier to incorporate into the batter when it's mixed.
  • For crisp tempura, use ice water instead of regular room-temperature, or tap water.
  • Try using chopsticks to mix the ingredients of the tempura batter together instead of a whisk, to minimize air and risk of over-mixing the batter.
  • Heat the oil for deep-frying before the tempura batter is prepared to ensure the oil is ready and that the batter is at its coldest when it hits the oil. Note, the oil should be at 375 degrees
  • Don't prepare the tempura batter ahead of time as it will not yield the best results.

Best Tempura Batter Ever

Yield: 12
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 30 M
This is a simple batter made to deep fry vegetables, fish, meats. Just cut them into cubes or small pieces, dip and fry, Terrific for parties, events, game day and snacks. A great little appetizer, I can make a whole meal out of! Delicious, light and crispy


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3  cup  ice water
  • oil for frying
  • 1 pound cleaned shrimp, scallops, lobster chunks or bites size pieces of any white fish, calamari or any other fish you prefer
  • Or Use:
  • Cleaned cut and cubed Vegetables,
  • Other Meats: Chicken, Pork, Steak or any other meat you prefer
  • You can even use this batter to dip sandwiches like Monte Cristo and deep try


How to cook Best Tempura Batter Ever

  1. Dipping suggestions below recipe:
  2. Try your favorite Hot sauce for dipping with blue cheese dressing or
  3. Your favorite sauce Sweet and Sour Asian Style Sauce see all recipe suggestions below.
  4. Making The Tempura Batter
  5. Whisk all dry ingredients together, set aside. Beat in another bowl the egg and ice water. Stir into the dry ingredients stir until mixed (will be lumpy)
  6. Heat the oil on medium-high heat. Dip fish into the batter and deep fry until lightly browned around 3 minutes on each side for fish, meats around 5 and to how you like each vegetable, fish or meat cooked to taste. .Place on paper towels to drain.
  7. Buffalo Hot Sauce for dipping:
  8. 1 cup hot sauce or wing sauce of choice
  9. 3 tablespoons melted butter
  10. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  11. pinch of cayenne powder (optional)
  12. 1 tablespoon blue cheese or ranch dressing
  13. Mix together.
  14. Serve the fish with hot sauce on top and a side of blue cheese dressing for dipping. Or you can use any style dipping sauce you prefer.
  15. Blue Cheese Dressing:
  16. 3/4 cup sour cream
  17. 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  18. 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  19. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  20. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  21. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  22. 1 1/3 cups mayonnaise
  23. 6 ounces of crumbled blue cheese
  24. Beat everything together until smooth except blue cheese for around 2 minutes, fold cheese in at the end, best served after 24 hours refrigerated. Store unused up to one week.
  25. Asian Style Sweet and Sour
  26. 3/4 cups sugar
  27. 1/3 cup white vinegar
  28. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  29. 2 tablespoons ketchup
  30. 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  31. 2/3 cup water
  32. Place the water in a cup with cornstarch and mix. Add the rest into a saucepan and bring to a boil until thickened.
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this is deep fried shrimp coated with tempura batter in a cast iron skillet with oi

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this is deep fried shrimp coated with tempura batter in a cast iron skillet with oil


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