When I heard that shrimp toasts are a typical item on dim sum menus I needed to make them immediately. (Dim sum happens to be one of my obsessions). Last weekend I was in the mood for a night at home filled with wine, appetizers and the hope of staying up past 10pm. Yes, you read that correctly and sadly, no, that wasn’t a typo. Ten-o-clock-pm. I blame daylight savings but I was really struggling to stay awake past 9 last week.

The wine and appetizers at home turned into (hurry up and make some appetizers while you still have enough light to photograph it) and an impromptu California wine tasting. Appetizers were eaten pre, during, and post-wine. :)

The shrimp toasts totally remind me of dim sum so I kind of fell in love. The shrimp mixture is a bit spicy (though I could have used a touch more sriracha had it been just me) and the perfect topping for buttery toast. It would also be a delicious filling for homemade dumplings…maybe they are in my future?

Spicy Shrimp Toasts

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5-10 minutes

Keywords: appetizer snack


Ingredients (4-6 appetizer servings)

  • 8 oz raw shrimp (peeled, deveined)
  • 4 green onions, ends removed
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1-2 tsp sriracha
  • sliced white bread
  • butter


Add onions to food processor and process until chopped.

Add shrimp, mayonnaise, ginger and sriracha to food processor.

Season with salt & pepper and process until smooth.

Remove crusts from bread and cut in half.

Broil toasts until golden brown. Spread with butter and flip over.

Spread shrimp mixture on other side and return to broiler for 1-2 minutes, until shrimp is cooked through and golden brown.

Serve immediately.

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8 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    What a great idea for a simple and delicious appetizer! Anything with sriracha and shrimp is a winner in my book!


  2. erin
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    You’re not the only one struggling to stay awake! It’s dark out SO early.

    Another tasty simple app! Looks delicious!


  3. sarah k @ the pajama chef
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    it starts getting dark super early here too, and it’s so depressing. these shrimp toasts definitely look like a winner! i love anything w/ shrimp :)


  4. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    You stop it with these. I could probably eat about 38 of those. Yum! Also, I love your wine glasses!


  5. luv what you do
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    Yum! We had a flatbread like this over the weekend that was amazing! Looks delish!


  6. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    i only recently had my first shrimp toast. it was from a not-so-great chinese place. i bet i’d like your homemade version a lot more!


  7. Aggie
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 5:43 am

    Sad to admit – I’ve never had dim sum!
    These look great, what am easy appetizer!


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