Camaron rebosado is a deep-fried battered shrimp dish in Philippine cuisine. It is usually served with a sweet and sour sauce. It is similar to Japanese tempura, although tempura uses a lighter batter. It is a staple food n Philippine cuisine. Camaron rebosado may be consumed by people who live near ponds that have significant amounts of shrimp in them.
Camaron Rebosado (Deep Fried Battered Prawns) Recipe
- 1 lb . medium-sized tiger prawns
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 egg slightly beaten
- 1 cup ice cold water
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Oil for frying
- Shell and devein prawns, leaving tails on. Sprinkle with salt and lemon juice. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt and pepper together. In another bowl, combine egg with cold water. Gradually add to the flour mixture, stirring to form a smooth paste.
- Put oil in a deep pan to a depth of 3 inches and heat to 375°F.
- Holding prawns by the tail, dip in a batter and deep fry a few pieces at a time 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
- Serve with sweet and sour sauce or ketchup.
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