Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Appetizers)

Shrimps in Sesame Seed Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 7

1 tablespoon


4-5 tablespoons

4 tablespoon

1 sprig

300 g

1/2 teaspoon




1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon


French baguette

White sesame seed

Oil, for deep frying, add more if required

Coriander (cilantro) leaves, chopped, for garnishing

Raw shrimps, peeled and chopped

Minced garlic

Fresh root ginger, finely chopped

Shallots, finely chopped

Egg, beaten


Ground black pepper

Method :
  • In a bowl, mix shrimps, garlic, ginger, shallots, eggs, salt, pepper and cornflour.

  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  • Cut bread into 1 cm slices and spread thickly with shrimp mixture on one side, then pess that side down on to sesame seeds so that entire surface is covered by seeds, making sure seeds are firmly pressed into shrimp mixture.

  • Heat oil in a wok or deep fryer to 180C (350F) and deep fry toasts, in batches, spread-side down, for 2-3 minutes until they start to turn golden brown around edges.

  • Removed and drain on absorbent kitchen paper.

  • Serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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