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Sesame Prawn Toast with Sweet Chilli Sauce - Chef Recipe by Curtis Stone

Sesame Prawn Toast with Sweet Chilli Sauce - Chef Recipe by Curtis Stone


The shrimp mixture can be made up to a day ahead, covered and refrigerated.

225g peeled and de-veined small prawns
2 Tbs green curry paste
1 large egg yolk
1/2 tsp kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
2 Tbs sesame seeds
9 x 6mm thick slices white bread
Canola oil for deep frying

Sweet chilli sauce:

This sauce will keep for up to five days, stored airtight at room temperature.

Makes 1 cup.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp kosher salt


Sweet chilli sauce:

In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients and bring to the boil over a medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.

Boil the sauce for 6 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced by one third. Remove from the heat.

Sesame prawn toast:

In a small food processor, combine the prawns, curry paste, egg yolk and salt. Process until a smooth puree forms, transfer mixture to a bowl.

Trim crusts from the bread, leaving rectangles about 10cm x 8cm. Cut the bread slices in half lengthwise.
Spread 2 teaspoons of the prawn mixture on each piece of bread. Sprinkle heavily with sesame seeds so the prawn mixture is totally covered.

Pour 8cm of oil into a large heavy pot and heat over a medium-high heat until the oil reaches 190 C (375 F).

Add four of the toast pieces and fry, using a slotted spoon to keep them submerged as much as possible for about 1 1/2 minutes, or until the bread is crisp and the sesame seeds are golden brown.

Transfer to a wire rack over a baking sheet, to drain. Season lightly with salt.

Repeat with remaining pieces of toast.

Serve with sweet chilli sauce.

Credits: Curtis Stone

Photo Credits: Curtis Stone