Sunday, June 1, 2014

Prawn Toasts

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Love these, as they are so versatile.  Can be served as a nibble with drinks, entree,  main meal with salad, part of Chinese banquet,  or with soup.   Although Prawns are the traditional base,  firm white fish could be used.  A simple soy sauce or sweet chilli can be served with them.  They can also be cut into fingers, rounds or triangles.
They are traditionally shallow fried but to reduce the amount of oil , I have sprayed them with Rice bran oil,  and baked them for 5 minutes in the Air Fryer. 
I have used Jill Dupleix's prawn recipe and have adapted it to TMX.

12/14 slices of white sandwich Supermarket bread. Stale is best.  Important that it is not too thick as needs to be thin to crisp. Edges trimmed.
500g green (raw) prawn meat.
1 clove of garlic
3 to 4 rings of fresh green ginger,  should be approximately 1 Tablespoon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cornflour
1 Tablespoon of Chinese rice wine
1 egg white .
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
2 Tablespoons of white sesame seeds
Can of Rice bran Oil or oil for shallow frying.

Add ginger ,garlic , cornflour, salt to TMX bowl and mix on speed 7/7 seconds, scrape down.
Add egg white , sesame oil  and Rice wine,  mix, speed 7 for 7 seconds. Check to see that ginger and garlic are very finely chopped.
Add Prawn meat and press TURBO button twice.  Check that there are no whole prawns in the mix.
This can be made the day before required.  Keep covered in refrigerator.

Lay trimmed bread on bench and spray lightly with oil.
Turn slices over.
Place 1 rounded dessertspoon on Prawn mix on each slice and spread to the edges of each slice.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Spray prawns lightly with oil.
Bake in Pre heated Air Fryer for 5 minutes.  (the time will depend on how thick the paste is spread.)
I baked full slices and then cut them. 
2 full slices fit into wire basket.
Can bake several lots and keep warm while cooking more.

If you haven't an Air fryer you could preheat a heavy frying pan to hot and brown the base of the bread and then finish off in the oven under the grill.  Being careful not to over cook the Prawn mix.