Sesame Prawn Toast

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Today I am in the mood for a quick and easy snack. It is one of those dishes you can find in many Chinese restaurants. I am sharing the recipe of the simple, yet delicious sesame prawn toast.

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Fresh prawns are minced with spring onion, garlic and other spices and spread on sliced bread, covered liberally with sesame seeds and deep fried to crispy golden perfection. Just try to keep them as a treat, rather than an every day dish as they are quite oily. For a healthier version, you could bake the toasts in the oven instead of frying them.

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The combination of the minced prawns with spices and bread works well. The addition of sesame seeds gives a mild nutty taste along with extra crunchiness. This toast tastes great with sweet chilly sauce.

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You can serve it as a starter with a fresh salad on the side and with a dipping Sauce, with a nice hot cup of tea or coffee. But more ideal they are the perfect finger food at a party. But the toasts need to be eaten immediately after frying, when they are still crispy and piping hot! Im sure you all will enjoy it.

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Serves 4-5
Recipe and notes courtesy: Maria of Marias Menu

1 cup Cleaned prawns
1 tsp Minced/grated garlic
1 Egg white
¼ cup Chopped spring onion
½ tsp Pepper powder
½ – 1 tsp Soya sauce
½ tbsp Cornflour
1-2 tbsp Sesame seeds
4-6 Regular white bread slices
Salt
Oil for deep frying

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1. Combine prawns, egg white, minced garlic, chopped spring onion, pepper powder, soya sauce, cornflour and salt. Blend this in a food processor till it becomes a paste (refer notes).
2. Trim the edges of the bread. Cut each slice of bread into 4 triangles. Spread the paste on 1 side of the bread & try & press down as much as possible. Sprinkle on sesame seeds on top of the paste.
3. Heat oil in a deep and wide pan, till hot but not smoking, place your toasts (paste side down) into the oil & fry for approx 30-50 seconds each side or as desired.
Serve hot with sweet chilli sauce.

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Notes:

✔️If the shrimp paste becomes too watery or loose add a bit more cornflour and blend for a few seconds.
✔️ If you want to avoid deep frying, you can shallow fry or bake the toasts. But I’m not sure, if how the outcome would be, as i have not tried it myself.
✔️ Be careful while adding salt since soya sauce is also used.
✔️ I think you can make the shrimp paste one day in advance and store it in fridge.
✔️ The frying part is a bit tricky. You’ve to be careful about the oil temperature. Since the prawns isn’t cooked, you need it to be cooked completely but at the same time you don’t want to burn the bread. Once the oil is hot enough, bring down the flame to low and fry.
✔️ For that extra crunch you can add panko bread crumbs along with sesame seeds on top of the bread.

 

Sesame Prawn Toast
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INGREDIENTS
  1. Serves 4-5
  2. Recipe and notes courtesy: Maria of Marias Menu
  3. 1 cup Cleaned prawns
  4. 1 tsp Minced/grated garlic
  5. 1 Egg white
  6. ¼ cup Chopped spring onion
  7. ½ tsp Pepper powder
  8. ½ – 1 tsp Soya sauce
  9. ½ tbsp Cornflour
  10. 1-2 tbsp Sesame seeds
  11. 4-6 Regular white bread slices
  12. Salt
  13. Oil for deep frying
DIRECTIONS
  1. Combine prawns, egg white, minced garlic, chopped spring onion, pepper powder, soya sauce, cornflour and salt. Blend this in a food processor till it becomes a paste (refer notes).
  2. Trim the edges of the bread. Cut each slice of bread into 4 triangles. Spread the paste on 1 side of the bread & try & press down as much as possible. Sprinkle on sesame seeds on top of the paste.
  3. Heat oil in a deep and wide pan, till hot but not smoking, place your toasts (paste side down) into the oil & fry for approx 30-50 seconds each side or as desired.
  4. Serve hot with sweet chilli sauce.
Notes
  1. ✔️If the shrimp paste becomes too watery or loose add a bit more cornflour and blend for a few seconds.
  2. ✔️ If you want to avoid deep frying, you can shallow fry or bake the toasts. But I’m not sure, if how the outcome would be, as i have not tried it myself.
  3. ✔️ Be careful while adding salt since soya sauce is also used.
  4. ✔️ I think you can make the shrimp paste one day in advance and store it in fridge.
  5. ✔️ The frying part is a bit tricky. You’ve to be careful about the oil temperature. Since the prawns isn’t cooked, you need it to be cooked completely but at the same time you don’t want to burn the bread. Once the oil is hot enough, bring down the flame to low and fry.
  6. ✔️ For that extra crunch you can add panko bread crumbs along with sesame seeds on top of the bread.
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36 thoughts on “Sesame Prawn Toast

  1. Oh that looks so good, Sadia! Although we don’t eat prawns my mum used to make a version of this sesame toast. It looks super delicious!

  2. Ok, I must be the only person in the world who has never heard of prawn toast! I do have to say that this looks fabulous…and I really want to give it a try! I’m googling it right now, just to see why I haven’t ever heard of it!! Love this, Sadia!! <3

  3. This looks amazing! Are the prawns cooked at all before mixing them with the other ingredients in the paste? Sorry this might be a silly question!

    1. Heyy Fas! Soo sorry for replying late. No, the prawns are not cooked beforehand. It gets cooked while deep frying. 🙂

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