Thai Firecrackers Shrimps

Thai Firecrackers Shrimps RecipeStart your meal with a bang! This Thai recipe is easy and fun to make. Firecracker shrimps is an appetizers and snacks that will provide you with the content that would explode with full of flavor. It's easy to see how these pastry-wrapped shrimps snacks got their name (Krathak in Thai).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients: (Makes 16)

16 large , raw king shrimps, heads and shells removed but tails left on

5 ml/1 teaspoon red curry paste

15 ml/1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce

16 small wonton wrappers, about 8 cm/3.25 in square, thawed if frozen

16 fine egg noodles, soaked

Oil, for deep-frying

 

Method:

1. Place the shrimps on their sides and cut two slits through the underbelly of each, one about 1 cm/0.5 in from the head end and the other about 1 cm/0.5 in from the first cut, cutting across the shrimp. This will prevent the shrimps from curling when they are cooked.

 

2. Mix the curry paste with the fish sauce in a shallow dish. Add the shrimps and turn them in the mixture until they are well coated. Cover and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.

 

3. Place a wonton wrapper on the work surface at an angle so that it forms a diamond shape, then fold the top corner over so that the point is in the center. Place a shrimp, slits down, on the wrapper, with the tail projecting from the folded end, then fold the bottom corner over the other end of the shrimp.

 

4. Fold each side of the wrapper over in turn to make a tightly folded roll. Tie a noodle in a bow around the roll and set it aside. Repeat with the remaining shrimps and wrappers. Before using the noodle, soak them in a bowl of boiling water for 2-3 minutes, until softened, then drain, refresh under cold running water and drain well again.

 

5. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or wok to 190C/375F or until a cube of bread, added to the oil, browns in 45 seconds. Fry the shrimps, a few at a time, for 5-8 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Drain well on kitchen paper and keep hot while you cook the remaining batches.

 

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Happy Cooking,

Carol

 

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