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Dynamite Shrimp

Dynamite Shrimp
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I love Japanese food and I usually dine out once a week at Japanese izakaya or regular Japanese restaurants. One of the things I love about eating out in Japanese restaurants is the Appetizer menu. There are endless array of delectable dishes to choose from: agedashi tofu, chicken karaage, chawanmushi, gyoza, seafood dynamite, fried oysters with panko, and so much more. And all of them are so yummy and I could just order appetizers and be very happy.

Dynamite¬†Shrimp is one of my favorite Japanese appetizer dishes. It’s basically shrimp battered and deep fried to golden perfection and tossed with a honey-mayonnaise light dressing. Sounds really simple but they are oh-so-addictive. In my opinion, the best Dynamite Shrimp is made with rock shrimp, as rock shrimp has a nice crisp texture and perfect for this recipe.

Anyway, rock shrimp is hard to come by unless you go to some expensive seafood specialty stores. Regular shrimp works well. For the mayonnaise, a little heat goes a long way and hence I used some Sriracha hot sauce for some extra zing. When I make Japanese dishes, I also make sure that I use Kewpie brand Japanese mayonnaise, which comes in a soft plastic tube with the iconic baby as the label.

Dynamite Shrimp

Dynamite Shrimp is a perfect appetizer to serve to guests or whenever you want to pamper yourself for a quick afternoon treat. I love this and never tire of eating it. I hope you like this recipe and get to make it soon!

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29 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. I’ve never seen this on Japanese menus here but they do look very similar to those hot and cold Chinese appetizers dishes that usually contain some fried prawns with sweet mayo dripping.One of my favourites!

  2. Aisha Choo via Facebook

    i love this. It has been widely served here in the chinese restaurants in Dubai. Will try out the recipe :) tnx.

  3. Shirley

    Thank you for sharing this recipes! We love it!

    As I put the shrimps in the oil, the batter came off from the shrimp. May I know why it happen?

  4. These look like they turned out really well, sometimes if you order something like it at a restaurant there is too much batter. Anything with shrimp in it does it for me… fried or not!

  5. carollee more

    on your dinamite shrimp rescipes doesn;t show the nutrional list calories / carbs i need to know this does your cook book have this
    in it cause we have dietbetis i cant put my family at risk
    can u help me

  6. June

    Best batter recipe ever. Easy too. I added cracked black pepper, some chilli powder too. Love the dip too! Thanks for sharing.

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