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Shrimp Toast Recipe

Our shrimp toast recipe is the perfect intro to this popular Asian snack. With a crunchy exterior and flavorful shrimp, the dish is fabulous for entertaining.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: how to make shrimp toast, shrimp toast, shrimp toast recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 6 oz peeled and deveined shrimp equal to 10 oz raw shrimp, cold
  • 3 slices sprouted wheat bread
  • 0.5 oz coriander chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil (*)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds


  • Cut 3 slices of white bread into quarters. Set them aside.
    Step 1: Quarter the sandwich bread.
  • Put 6 oz cold shrimp into a blender and blend on medium-high speed until they turn into a fine, sticky paste.
    Step 2: Blend the shrimp.
  • Combine 0.5 oz coriander, 1 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp sesame oil, 1/8 tsp salt, and 1 tbsp cornstarch into the blender and mix until well combined.
    Step 3: Season the shrimp paste.
  • Spread the shrimp paste onto one side of the toast. Make sure it reaches all the way to the edges.
    Step 4: Assemble the toast.
  • Dip the toast in egg white, then bread it with 1/4 cup breadcrumbs.
    Step 5: Bread the toast.
  • Heat 1/4 cup canola oil over medium-low heat and fry the toast, 1 minute on each side or until the bread is golden and the shrimp paste is well cooked.
    Step 6: Fry the breaded toast.
  • Line a plate with a kitchen paper towel and transfer the toast slices to the plate. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp sesame seeds and serve the shrimp toast hot.
    Step 7: Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.


(*) Only part of the oil will end up in the final product, and we have calculated nutritional values based on that amount. One full cup is needed for frying, but the amount of oil that actually ends up being consumed across the four servings is roughly 2 tbsp.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 239IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg