These Delicious Sesame Shrimp Puffs Are Perfect for Oscar Night
Categories: Appetizers

These Delicious Sesame Shrimp Puffs Are Perfect for Oscar Night

Oscar season is upon us! What better way to celebrate than by throwing an award-worthy Oscar party, and we have just the perfect appetizer for the big event. It’s ready in record time and so delicious you might need to double up this recipe — they’re sure to go fast. The Oscar for the tastiest app goes to… sesame shrimp puffs with homemade sweet chili sauce!

Ingredients:

  • 2 packets ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 8 ounces raw shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 4 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • toasted sesame seeds to sprinkle
  • 1 small egg, lightly beaten, to brush on the puffs
  • chopped chives to serve (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Put the shrimp, scallions, the egg, garlic, oyster sauce, sesame oil and honey in a food processor or blender.
  2. Pulse a few times until the ingredients form a chunky paste. Cover, and chill in the fridge for an hour before using.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Take the puff pastry out of the fridge and let it stand for 10 minutes. Cut each pack into 6 squares, for 12 in total.
  4. Place a scant tablespoon of filling on each square (do not overfill!), moisten the edges with a little water and then fold in half to form a triangle. Crimp the edges with a fork and brush with the beaten egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the puffs are golden.

Ingredients:

For sweet chili sauce

  • 6 ounces sugar
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch diluted in 2 Tablespoons cold water
  • 1 large red chili, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and grated
  • 1 small piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 Tablespoon dried chili flakes

Instructions:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir them to combine.
  2. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce is slightly reduced. Cool, then transfer to a clean jar or dipping bowl to serve.

Put the shrimp, scallions, the egg, garlic, oyster sauce, sesame oil and honey in a food processor or blender. Pulse a few times until the ingredients form a chunky paste. Cover, and chill in the fridge for an hour before using.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Take the puff pastry out of the fridge and let it stand for 10 minutes. Cut each pack into six squares, for 12 in total.

Place a scant tablespoon of filling on each square (do not overfill!), moisten the edges with a little water and then fold in half to form a triangle. Crimp the edges with a fork and brush with the beaten egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the puffs are golden.

Put all the ingredients for the dipping sauce in a small saucepan and stir them to combine. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for five minutes or until the sauce is slightly reduced. Cool then transfer to a clean jar or dipping bowl to serve.

Serve the puffs drizzled with some of the dipping sauce — with extra on the side — sprinkled with chopped chives, and enjoy Oscar night!

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