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Sesame Prawn Toast

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

Instructions

DIRECTIONS

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.