Prawn toast

Prawn toast

This recipe for prawn toast makes for an impressive starter at a dinner party. It's served with sweet and fiery homemade chilli jam and comes from London restaurant Caravel
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    For the jam, put the sugar into a pan with 200ml of water over a low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Turn up the heat and cook until a caramel forms the colour of a rusty penny.
  2. Step 2

    Add all of the remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes until it reaches a jam-like consistency.
  3. Step 3

    For the prawn toast, pat the prawns dry and split them in half. Put half of the prawns in a food processor with the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, fish sauce and rice vinegar, and blend to a smooth paste.
  4. Step 4

    Chop the other half of the prawns into thin slices and put in a mixing bowl with the chilli, coriander and the blended prawns, and mix well.
  5. Step 5

    Spread the prawn mixture onto the bread slices about ½cm thick and then sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and pat them down to secure.
  6. Step 6

    Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the toasts in batches, prawn-side down, for 2 minutes, flip over and fry for another 2 minutes. Remove and leave to dry on some kitchen paper while you fry the rest.