Wednesday, November 19, 2008
This one uses french bread, ground shrimp in a paste and a whole shrimp as well.
The paste is made with approximate amounts of:
2 cups of shrimp (these can be small less expensive as you are going to puree them)
2 coins or slices of ginger
2 large cloves of garlic
handfull of fresh basil (tablespoon or more dried)
Handfull of cilantro
1/4 cup of fish sauce
teaspoon of sugar
(Panko bread crumbs as thickener if needed)
(optional tablespoon of Siracha or favorite hot sauce)
Around 15-20 large peeled (and deveined if you like) shrimp
French bread (Baguette)
Sesame seeds (I used regular and black)
Throw all the paste ingredients in the blender and blend to a thick paste, use panko bread crumbs to thicken paste if needed.
Scoop a generous tablespoon onto a slice of bread and top with a shrimp, cover part of the shrimp in the paste so it doesn't go anywhere. turn over (here is where you can tell if your paste is thick enough) and dip in the sesame seeds (if it's not thick enough it the shrimp paste will disengage from the bread.)
Set Deep fryer to 375 deg
Set oven to 200 deg
Fry in batches in oil till golden brown, place on a rack in the oven to keep warm while you cook the others. Serve warm. Makes around 15-20 toasts.