Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Deep-Fried Butterfly Shrimps Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 6-8

1 kg

1/2 cup


Five-spice salt

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon


Marinade :

2 stalks

2 slices

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon


Batter ingredients :

125 g

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

120 ml

Medium-sized shrimps (shelled, retaining tails, devein)

Oil for deep frying



Salt, dried-fried till color changes

Five-spice powder



Spring onions, shredded


Rice wine





Baking powder


Cooking oil


Method :
  • Cut each shrimp along inner curve, without cutting all the way through, about three-quarter way. Open up the shrimp flat up.

  • Mix with marinade ingredients and keep aside for 20 minutes. Remove shrimps from marinade.

  • To prepare batter : Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add oil and water. Beat till smooth.

  • Heat oil for deep frying. Dip shrimps in batter, leaving tails uncoated and drop into hot oil. Cook over medium heat, 2 minutes till golden brown. Drain and dish up.

  • Mix together the five-spice salt ingredients and dish up. Serve.

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