Dynamite Shrimps

Trademark of P.F. Chang, famous worldwide, copied by me *evil laugh*

First tasted these babies in Dubai, and now one of my favourite appetisers and snacks. I haven’t looked up for the recipe anywhere, just went with my taste buds and when I made it, it actually tasted like the ones we get at P.F. Chang’s restaurants. Try them at home and fall in love 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 500 gms uncooked shrimps
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 2 tbspns sriracha
  • 1 generous pinch of black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbspns soy sauce
  • 1 tbspn rice flour
  • 2 tbspns self-rising flour
  • 1 tbspn corn flour
  • Oil for deep frying

DYNAMITE SAUCE

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbspn American mustard sauce
  • 2 tbspns sriracha

SERVING

  • 1 spring onion (green part, chopped)
  • Few cabbage leaves

Method:

  • Wash the prawns and put them in a colander. Snip off the tails and pat dry the prawns.
  • Transfer them in a mixing bowl and add salt, pepper, soy sauce and sriracha. Mix well and add all the flours and egg. Mix well and keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Heat oil to 200 degrees Celsius and fry the prawns.
  • While the prawns are frying, make the sauce.
  • Combine everything given for the sauce in a bowl and whisk. When the prawns are golden and crispy, take them out and after draining the excess oil, toss them in the sauce. Don’t leave them in the sauce for too long or they will go soggy.
  • Toss and serve straight away on to the serving platter with some cabbage leaves and a sprinkle of green onions.

Grilled Salmon & Grilled Shrimps with Cucumber – Caper Sauce

Very easy, very quick and fancy…….. I love it!

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 x 400gms salmon fillets
  • 250 gms tail prawns
  • Some salt
  • Some cracked black pepper
  • Some red chilli flakes
  • Some olive oil

CUCUMBER CAPER SAUCE

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers (deseeded and cut into small pieces)
  • ½ tspn chopped dill
  • 2 tbspns capers
  • ÂĽ tspn garlic powder
  • Some salt
  • Some pepper
  • ½ lemon squeezed

Procedure:

-In a mixing bowl, combine everything for sauce and mix.

-Refrigerate until needed.

-Season the salmon fillets with everything given above. Heat the grill pan, drizzle some olive oil and place the skin side down of the fillets. Cook 10 minutes per side on low – medium heat.

-Drizzle some more olive oil on the grill pan and grill prawns on 5 minutes per side.

-Take out everything on the plate and serve with a dollop of sauce.

-Enjoy!

Shrimp Toast

A flavorful snack dish, originally from Hong Kong but mostly referred as Chinese finger food. Do try this and impress your guests ….

Cantonese Shrimp Toast

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 200gms peeled, deveined prawns (raw)
  • 1 tbspn corn flour
  • Some salt
  • Some paprika
  • Some black pepper
  • Some cracked chilli
  • Some chopped Thai chilllies
  • 2 tbspns parsley/ coriander
  • 1 tspn sesame oil/ any other oil
  • 1 tspn vinegar
  • 3 white bread slices (without sides, cut into 4 triangles each)
  • Oil for frying

Procedure:

-Chop off shrimp tails and dispose them off.

-Dice the prawns until it is almost a paste. Add all other ingredients except bread and mix well.

-Spread the shrimp paste of toasts.

-In a 3 quart pan, fill the pan up to 1/3 full with vegetable oil. Remember, when you are frying, you must not fill the pan more than half; otherwise, the oil will overflow during frying and trust me, that’s a very bad thing to have.

-The temperature is the key when frying. Using a candy thermometer, check to make sure the oil is heated up to 300 F. If you fry the toasts with oil that’s hotter than this, then they will burn. If you fry with oil that’s colder, then the toasts will be too greasy as they will soak up too much oil during frying.

-When the oil reaches 300 F, drop in the toasts. Try not to be greedy and fry only a few toasts at a time so they have room to “swim” around in the oil.

-Fry each toast for one minute or until golden brown.

-Take them out and serve hot with tartar sauce.

Serving: 

This will make 12 shrimp toasts.