Prawn toasts with black vinegar and chilli dipping sauce

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 10 people

  • 500 gm medium uncooked prawns
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 eggwhite
  • 1 tsp each soy sauce, sesame oil and cornflour
  • 12 thick slices of white bread
  • To sprinkle: black and white sesame seeds
  • For deep-frying: vegetable oil
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  • Black vinegar and chilli dipping sauce
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) Chinkiang vinegar (see note)
  • 60 ml (ΒΌ cup) light soy sauce
  • 1 long red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
01   For black vinegar and chilli dipping sauce, place ingredients in a bowl, stir to combine and set aside.
02   Process ingredients except bread, sesame seeds and vegetable oil in a food processor until smooth and season to taste. Spread onto bread, cut off crusts and cut each piece in half diagonally. Scatter with sesame seeds and gently press them into the prawn mixture.
03   Heat oil in a deep-fryer or a deep-sided frying pan to 180C. Fry toasts in batches, turning occasionally, until golden and crisp (3-4 minutes; be careful, hot oil will spit), then drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with black vinegar and chilli dipping sauce.
Note Chinkiang vinegar is a fragrant black vinegar. It's available from Asian grocers. The Gold Plum brand is one of the best.

Topics:

ONIONS, CHINESE, CORIANDER, BREAD, PRAWNS, WINTER, CHILLIES, GARLIC, SNACK, DRINK SUGGESTION, GINGER, SEAFOOD

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES , ALICE STOREY

Photography:

CHRIS CHEN

Styling:

VANESSA AUSTIN, EMMA KNOWLES, ALICE STOREY

Drinking Suggestion:

BOTTLE-AGED RIESLING. , suggested by MAX ALLEN

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Jul 2013

Jul 2013

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