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Filipino Battered Shrimp fried to golden perfection.
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5 from 2 votes

Camaron Rebosado

Camaron Rebosado is a Filipino-style crispy breaded shrimp quite similar to Japanese shrimp tempura. It is made of marinated shrimp or prawns dipped in a lightly seasoned batter and deep-fried until golden and crunchy! Usually served with a sweet and sour sauce, it makes a great appetizer or main dish paired with steamed rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: battered shrimp, Camaron Rebosado, Filipino Tempura, shrimp rebosado
Servings: 4
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 500 grams medium-sized tiger prawns shelled and deveined but tails-on
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or calamansi juice
  • 2-4 Tbsp Cornstarch for dredging
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Sweet Chili Sauce for dipping


  • ¼ cup ice cold water
  • 1 medium egg
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt - adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon white ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder


  • Season the shrimp with salt and lemon juice and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Heat enough oil for deep frying, about 2-3 inches, in a small pot or deep pan/ saucepan over medium heat.
  • While oil is heating up, sift together the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder in a bowl. Add the salt and ground pepper and mix.
  • Add the egg and cold water and whisk into a smooth batter.
  • Take a prawn by the tail and dredge it in cornstarch covering both sides then dip it in the batter and then deep fry in the hot oil. Deep fry 3-4 pieces at a time turning them several times using a slotted spoon to achieve even cooking. Cook until golden brown.
  • Transfer cooked prawns to a paper towel or oil draining rack to remove excess oil.
  • Arrange on a serving dish and serve while hot and crispy with sweet chili sauce.


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 1316mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg