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Sesame Shrimp Toast - Dim Sum Favorites

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This Thai version of sesame shrimp toast features the flavors of fish sauce, lemongrass and fresh limes for a bit of a cool twist. Enjoy this as a nice, crispy snack with an ice cold beer or serve as a fancy appetizer for your next party. Your friends are gonna love this one!
Ingredients
  Raw shrimp 14 Ounce, peeled and de-veined (Keep the shells for fish stock)
  Eggs 1 Medium
  Lemongrass 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Thai chilies 2 Medium, freshly minced
  Fish sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, grated and juiced
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon (Used to tighten the mixture if too thin) (Optional)
  White bread slices 8 Medium (Crusts discarded)
  Sesame seeds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh cilantro 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm)
  Fresh lime 1 Medium
  Oil/Canola or peanut oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)
  Thai chili sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (as a dip)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a food processor, add the shrimp, 1 egg, lemongrass, garlic cloves, Thai chilies, fish sauce, the juice from the grated ginger and a pinch of salt.
2. Process until the mixture forms a thick paste. If it’s too thin, add cornstarch and mix. Set aside.
3. On a chopping board cut the crusts of the bread. Spread about a tablespoon of the shrimp mixture on the bread slices and dip the shrimp side into a saucer with sesame seeds to coat it well.
4. In a cast iron skillet heat about a couple of inches of oil and make sure the oil is at the right temperature (you should be able to fry a bread piece in 30 seconds, that is about 350 F). If it is too hot, the shrimp won’t cook. If the oil is too cool, the bread will absorb the oil and will result in a greasy toast.
5. When the oil is ready, carefully place the toast in the oil, shrimp side down. Cook for about 30-45 seconds or until its golden brown.
6. Turn over and cook the other side for the same amount of time. When done, gently take it out and drain on a tray with paper towels.

SERVING
5. To serve, cut the toast into triangles or sticks, garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and enjoy with Spicy Thai Chili sauce and fresh lime wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Thai
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crunchy
Method: 
Deep Fried
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Restriction: 
Pregnancy, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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