Shrimp Appetizer with toothpick
This Shrimp Appetizer with toothpick is one of its kind. The swirled shrimp/prawn around toothpick gives a dramatic twist to the regular recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
- 30 Shrimp
- 3 tbsp Corn flour
- 1/4 tsp Salt or as required
- 1 Cup Cooking Oil for Frying
- 30 Toothpicks
Remove head and tail, clean, devein shrimp/prawn. I went in with tailed off, deveined, uncooked shrimps which are available here. Washing with vinegar helps to remove any odor.
Insert a toothpick into the all the shrimp individually. Dilute corn flour with 1/2 a cup of water and add salt. Dip few toothpick inserted shrimps into this diluted flour at a time.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry shrimp in medium flame. Shrimps get cooked easily and have a tendency to become rubbery when overcooked. When sizzling sound reduces, means it's the time to pull out from the oil. Do not crowd the pan and fry them in batches.
Test fry a couple of shrimp, in the beginning, to get perfectly cooked shrimps. Remove them from fire and place them in tissue paper to grab the excess oil.
Serve Shrimp as an appetizer, with garden fresh salad. Hot sauce, soy sauce, wasabi can be its best accompaniments.
Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 36mg | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg