Shrimp toast with sesame and ginger

Shrimp toast with sesame and ginger

Yield: 4

Shrimp toast are a great simple snack that seem like they’re going to more work than they are. If you’ve got a food processor, by all means, use it to chop the shrimp. If not, hand-chopping will only take you a few minutes. Try adding a bit of chili paste to the shrimp, or even some chopped bacon into the shrimp paste to add a bit of porky salt.

Ingredients

  • 400 grams raw shrimp, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons scallion
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 3 slices white bread
  • Toasted sesame seeds, to garnish
  • Sliced scallions, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Using a large knife or a cleaver, finely chop the shrimp until they are a coarse paste. Fold ginger, scallion, soy sauce and 2 teaspoons sesame oil into the shrimp paste.
  2. Remove the crusts from the bread, then divide shrimp paste between each slice of bread. Make sure it’s evenly spread to the edges of each piece, then slice each piece in half so it’s a long rectangle.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet, heat the remaining sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the toast to the pan, shrimp-side down. Cook until shrimp is fully cooked and mixture is beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is toasted and brown, about 1 minute. Serve hot, garnished with sesame seeds and sliced scallions.

Notes

Chopped to a coarse paste, this only takes a few minutes with a good knife