Food plays an integral role in Lunar New Year celebrations, and what better way to celebrate the Year of the Dragon than by indulging in your favourite Chinese dishes.
Cooking for friends and family at home? Hawke’s Brewing Co. and The Lucky Prawn are bringing their Lunar New Year flavours to us with their recipe for Lucky Prawn Toast.
Lucky Prawn Toast
1kg Finely chopped prawn meat
25g Raw minced ginger
50g finely sliced green shallots
1 egg white
1tbs fine salt
25g sesame seeds
10 untoasted slices soft white bread
Oil for frying
Mix prawns, egg, salt, ginger, shallot in a bowl.
Spread the mixture evenly across 10 slices of bread, ensuring to go all the way to the edges. Keep in mind you want the prawn mixture even across the face of the bread. No mountains in the middle of the slice!
Coat the prawn mixture with sesame seeds, giving it a little push.
Preheat a heavy-based pot with oil. Once the oil reaches 165 degrees place toast in one at a time.
Cook until golden brown, then turn over. Once both sides have the desired colour, leave to sit on absorbent paper.
Cut into triangles and serve with your favourite dipping sauce.