Sesame Prawns Toast

Servings: 6
Author: Maria Jose Martin
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cleaned prawns
  • 1 tsp Minced/grated garlic
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1/4 cup Chopped spring onion
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Soya sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1-2 tbsp Sesame seeds I used white sesame seeds
  • 4-6 Bread slices I used regular white bread
  • Salt
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions

  • 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).
  • 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.
You can remove the crust of the bread if you wish, I kept the crust. If you like sesame flavour you can cover the paste with a layer of sesame seeds. I tried both ways with a thick layer of sesame and one with a little sesame, we preferred the second batch to the first one.
Though I didnt try shallow frying, I guess you can do that. 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 dont want to burn the bread. Once the oil is hot enough, bring down the flame to low and fry.