Shrimp Toast Appies

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Recipe: #31730

April 05, 2019

"Makes for tasty apps..."

Original is 20 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (103.9 g)
  • Calories 149.3
  • Total Fat - 2.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 78.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1077.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.6 g
  • Protein - 10.7 g
  • Calcium - 130 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425°. In a food processor, combine the scallions, mint, garlic, pepper, coriander and salt; pulse to mix. Add the shrimp and process to a thick paste. Add the eggs, sesame oil and chili-garlic sauce and process for 30 seconds. Transfer shrimp paste to a bowl.

Step 2

Lightly butter 2 large baking sheets. Stack the bread slices and cut them into 3-inch squares, cutting off the crusts. Spread the bread with the shrimp paste and brush lightly with vegetable oil. Cut each square diagonally in half and arrange on the prepared baking sheets. Bake the shrimp toast in the middle and upper third of the oven for about 10 minutes, until the topping is cooked through; switch the pans halfway through baking.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the fish sauce with the lime juice and sugar until the sugar dissolves.

Step 4

Turn on the broiler. Working with one sheet at a time, broil the shrimp toasts 6 inches from the heat for about 2 minutes, until lightly browned and puffed. Transfer the toasts to a platter and serve with the dipping sauce.

NOTE: The shrimp paste and the dipping sauce can be refrigerated overnight.


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.

  • When selecting shrimp, look for medium-sized shrimp that are shelled, deveined, and have a firm texture.
  • For the bread, use a sandwich bread as it is easier to cut into small squares and will hold the shrimp paste better.

  • Substitute cilantro for the peppermint. The benefit of this substitution is that cilantro has a more intense flavor than peppermint, so it will add a more robust flavor to the shrimp paste.
  • Substitute olive oil for the vegetable oil. The benefit of this substitution is that olive oil is a healthier alternative to vegetable oil, and it will still provide the same flavor and texture to the shrimp toast.

Vegetarian Shrimp Toast Appies Replace the shrimp with 2 pounds of firm tofu, cubed. Follow the same steps as in the original recipe, omitting the fish sauce and lime juice for the dipping sauce and instead using a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil.

Coconut Rice - A fragrant and flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with the shrimp toast. The mild sweetness of the coconut rice complements the savory shrimp paste, and the creamy texture of the rice helps to balance out the crunch of the toast.

Cucumber Salad: A cool and refreshing side dish to pair with the shrimp toast and coconut rice. The cucumber slices provide a nice crunch and the vinegar and herbs add a light and refreshing flavor to the dish. The cucumber salad helps to break up the richness of the shrimp toast and the sweetness of the coconut rice.


Q: How long do you bake the shrimp toast?

A: Bake the shrimp toast in the middle and upper third of the oven for about 10 minutes, until the topping is cooked through; switch the pans halfway through baking.

Q: What type of shrimp should I use?

A: Use medium-sized shrimp that have been peeled and deveined. Make sure to pat the shrimp dry before using them in the recipe.

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Fun facts:

The dish Shrimp Toast Appies is believed to have been invented by a chef at the Imperial Palace in Beijing during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

The combination of fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar used for the dipping sauce is a classic Southeast Asian flavor profile that is used in dishes like Thai Pad Thai and Vietnamese Pho.