Sesame prawn toast recipe

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makes: 24
Skill: easy
Prep: 30 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 64 kCal 3%
Fat 2.4g 3%
  -  Saturates 0.4g 2%
Carbohydrates 6g 3%
  -  of which Sugars 0.6g 1%
Protein 5.1g 10%
Salt 0.55g 9%
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  • This sesame prawn toast recipe would make the perfect starter for any Chinese meal. Ideal for New Year celebrations or family parties, these finger-licking prawn bites are easy to make and taste delicious too. Coated in nutty sesame seeds and full of a soft prawn puree filling, these party nibbles only take 20 mins to cook and are only 54 calories and 3g of fat per portion – result! They’re much healthier to make from scratch than to buy in the supermarket because you know exactly what is in them. Serve with a sweet chilli dip and watch them disappear in seconds. If you have any leftover pop them in the fridge and use within 2 days. Give this dish an even more traditional spin by serving fortune cookies after!


    • 350g cooked, peeled prawns
    • 4 spring onions, trimmed
    • 1 level tsp freshly grated ginger
    • 1 med egg white
    • 1 level tbsp cornflour
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 6 slices med-sliced white bread
    • 2-3 level tbsp sesame seeds
    • Vegetable oil, for frying
    • Chilli dipping sauce, to serve


    • To begin making your prawn toast, in the bowl of a food processor, purée the prawns, spring onion, ginger, egg white and cornflour until the mixture forms a thick paste. Season.

    • Cut the crusts off the bread, then spread the prawn purée over the slices. Sprinkle over sesame seeds and press them down well. Cut each slice of bread diagonally into 4 triangles.

    • Heat a 1cm depth of vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the prawn-topped bread, sesame-side down first, for 2-3 mins on each side, until golden and crisp. Remove from the pan and drain briefly on kitchen paper before serving hot with the chilli dipping sauce. Garnish with a curled spring onion, if you like.

    Top tip for making Sesame prawn toast

    Serve these tasty snacks as a starter with garlic dip or sweet chilli sauce

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