Spicy Camaron Rebosado are Deep-Fried Battered Shrimp. I used beer as part of the batter along with some cayenne pepper powder. This makes this version of camaron rebosado tastier and spicier. Everyone enjoyed it.
I cooked this today with the intent of serving as an appetizer. However, it turned out to be a main dish (which it should have been). I had some cocktail sauce in the middle of the plate to make it look pretty. That was just a prop because I was lazy to make sweet and sour sauce today. I ended up using the cocktail sauce as a dip for fresh oysters (which was my appetizer), while all of us enjoyed the deep fried beer battered shrimp with a dip composed of soy sauce and calamansi.
- 1 lb. medium or large shrimp deveined and shell removed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1 cup beer
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups cooking oil
- Heat oil in a pot.
- Beat the egg in a bowl.
- Add ground black pepper, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne pepper.
- Pour the beer. Whisk until the ingredients are well blended.
- Add half of the flour. Continue to whisk until the texture becomes smooth. Add the remaining flour and whisk some more.
- Put the baking powder in the bowl. Stir until well blended.
- Dip the shrimp in the batter. Gently drop on the pot with oil and then deep fry for 2 minutes. Roll the shrimp over and continue to deep fry for 1 minute. Remove the fried beer battered shrimp and place in a plate topped with a paper towel. Perform this step until all the shrimp are cooked.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with ponzu or sweet and sour sauce.
- Share and enjoy!
The beer is an optional ingredient. I like to use it often when making a batter because it really helps provide flavor. You may use plain water as a substitute for beer.
I used cayenne pepper powder to make this camaron rebosado version spicy. It is convenient to have in your pantry. You may use hot sauce or Sriracha sauce as an alternative to cayenne pepper powder.
Try this Spicy Camaron Rebosado (Deep Fried Beer Battered Shrimp) Recipe. Enjoy!