We’ve all been there: you’re planning a fabulous party, racking your brain on what type of foods to serve, and panicked because everything you can think of seems just so-so. Well be prepared to step out of the ordinary hor d’oeuvres box and into an easy-to-make and impressive appetizer recipe! Simply multiple the recipe to the servings needed.
Keep these little Asian Shrimp Toasts warm in small batches in an oven at a low temperature, around 225F. Serve immediately after removing from heat.
Asian Shrimp Toast
Serves 4-6 / 12-16 pieces
1 lb. rock shrimp from Rex’s Seafood
1 egg, lightly beaten from Busy B’s Market
½ white onion, from From The Grocer
1 teaspoon ginger, crushed from From The Grocer
1 teaspoon soy sauce from From The Grocer
A few drops of sesame oil from From The Grocer
1 tablespoon corn starch from From The Grocer
3 tablespoons chives, chopped from From The Grocer
1-2 tablespoon black sesame seeds from From The Grocer
1 baguette, ½ inch slices from Empire Baking Company
2 cups of Arbosana Varietal US Extra Virgin Olive Oil, reserve 1 Tablespoon from Texas Olive Ranch
Place rock shrimp, egg, onion, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, 1 tablespoon olive oil and corn starch in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds until the mixture becomes a paste. Transfer shrimp paste to a bowl and mix in chives till combined.
Take a slice of baguette and top with a generous tablespoon of shrimp paste. Repeat till all the shrimp paste is used up. Sprinkle each piece with black sesame seeds.
In a small pot, add 2 cups of oil on medium heat. Working in batches of 3 or 4, gently slide each piece, shrimp side down into the hot oil and fry for 1 ½ minutes, till golden brown. If toast starts to burn too quickly, turn heat down until you are able to leave each piece in the oil for the required cooking time.
This recipe was created by Cheryl Ng Collett
Her blog, IttyBittyFoodies chronicles her yummy adventures with her two kids and is a useful tool for parents looking to expand their children’s palates and lists great restaurants in Dallas for the whole family.
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