Prawns on toast would be more appropriate. With valentines’ day round the corner, I’m sure many of us are looking to cook up something fancy, yet simple for our loved ones. My idea of spending this day with my loved ones would be in the comfort of my home, for many reasons.
I love spending time in the kitchen, but there are these days when you want to avoid slogging in the kitchen while wanting impress the one. It’s these days that brings out the best in me, I’m a master improviser… if that’s even a word.
I usually have most of these ingredients at all times, except prawns. So this may take wee bit o planning. Prawn toast is an amazing appetizer, if the word prawn doesn’t suggest that! Picture minced prawn with Chinese flavor on toast. Are you salivating yet? Sure you are…
Here’s what you need
As you all know by now, I despise white bread. I opted for whole grain bread. The choice is entirely yours.
Begin by mincing cleaned and deveined prawns with a sharp knife.
Add spring onion, chili flakes, fish sauce and soy sauce and continue to mince until the mixture comes together. To the prawn mixture, add a teaspoon of egg white and mix to combine. Season the prawns to taste.
Toast the bread in a toaster until golden brown and trim the crust. Spread the prawn mixture evenly on each slice of bread.
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick pan and gently place the bread prawn side down, as shown below.
Cook the prawns for 2-3 minutes and invert onto a plate. Cut diagonally and serve immediately.
It is important to serve immediately as the toasts will get soggy with time.
I garnished with sesame seeds as I love the crunch it renders. Its’ a perfect party appetizer as well.
Hope you try this for your valentine and everyone else 🙂
Have a brilliant one!
|PRAWN TOAST|| |
- Cleaned prawns 12-15
- Soy sauce 1 tsp.
- Fish sauce 1 tsp.
- Chili flakes 1 tsp.
- Spring onion, chopped 1 tbsp.
- Egg white 1 tsp.
- Bread 2 slices
- Salt to taste
- Oil 1-2 tbsp.
- Mince prawns with a sharp knife until coarse. Add spring onion, soy sauce, fish sauce, chili flakes and continue to mince until well combined.
- Combine the egg white will giving it a thorough mix.
- Toast the bread until golden brown and trim the crust.
- Spread the prawn mixture on the toast and shallow fry, prawn side down, in a non-stick pan.
- Flip and serve hot garnished with sesame seeds and spring onion.