Sesame Prawn Toasts

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Recipe: #29882

July 04, 2018

"From Recipe+ October 2017."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (80.6 g)
  • Calories 178.3
  • Total Fat - 7.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 49.4 mg
  • Sodium - 456.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 10.7 g
  • Calcium - 122.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine prawns, bacon, onion, coriander, garlic chilli sauce, ginger and garlic in a food processor and process until combined.

Step 2

Spread prawn mixture onto each piece of bread.

Step 3

Place sesame seeds on a large flat plate and press bread, prawn side down, into sesame seeds to lightly coat.

Step 4

Heat enough oil in a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2cm and shallow fry prawn toasts in batches for 1 minute each side or until golden brown and cooked.

Step 5

Drain on paper towel before serving.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For best results, use fresh prawns for this recipe.
  • Lee Kum Kee brand garlic chilli sauce is recommended for this recipe, however you can substitute with your preferred brand.

  • Substitute shrimp for salmon: Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help to reduce inflammation and improve heart health. This substitution will add a boost of healthy fats to the recipe.
  • Substitute whole wheat bread for spelt bread: Spelt is an ancient grain that is higher in fiber and protein than wheat bread. This substitution will add more nutrition and a nutty flavor to the recipe.

Vegetarian Version Replace the prawns with 200 grams of diced firm tofu. Omit the bacon and increase the garlic chilli sauce to 2 teaspoons.

Coconut Rice: This fragrant and flavorful side dish is a perfect accompaniment to the Sesame Prawn Toasts, as it helps to balance out the spiciness of the dish. The sweetness of the coconut complements the savory flavors of the prawns and bacon.

Ginger-Garlic Green Beans: This dish is a great way to add a flavorful and crunchy side to the meal. The ginger and garlic add a nice kick to the green beans, while the crunchy texture helps to contrast the softness of the coconut rice. The combination of flavors is sure to be a hit with your guests!


Q: How long should I fry the prawn toasts? A: Fry the prawn toasts in batches for 1 minute each side or until golden brown and cooked.

Q: How do I make the prawn mixture?

A: To make the prawn mixture, combine the prawns, spring onions, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, white pepper and cornflour in a bowl and mix until well combined.

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Fun facts:

The dish of Sesame Prawn Toasts has been a popular snack in Chinese cuisine since the 1960s. It was first introduced in the United Kingdom in the early 1980s and gained popularity in the UK thanks to celebrity chef Ken Hom.

The famous Lee Kum Kee brand of garlic chilli sauce used in this recipe has been around since 1888. It was founded by Lee Kum Sheung, a Chinese immigrant to the United States, who began making the sauce in his grocery store in San Francisco.