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5 from 3 votes

Crispy Sesame Shrimp

This crispy sesame shrimp would be perfect served as a holiday party appetizer or for dinner. It tastes just like tempura, but without the deep frying. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 328kcal


  • 24-30 shrimp
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup Panko
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • vegetable oil as needed 4-6 tbsp
  • lime to squeeze over {optional}


  • Prepare the shrimp: remove the tails and devein if necessary, rinse, and gently pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Prepare in three separate shallow bowls the flour, the eggs, and combine the panko, sesame seeds, garlic salt, and pepper.
  • First, coat the shrimp in flour. Tap gently to remove excess.
  • Dredge in the egg, then in the panko/sesame seeds/garlic salt. Place on a plate until ready to fry.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Working in 2-3 batches, fry shrimp for 1-2 minutes per side, until shrimp is golden brown as shown in the photos. Set on a paper towel until ready to serve.
  • Serve immediately with tempura dipping sauce, sweet chili sauce, or your favorite sauce.


Serving: 6shrimp | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 4mg