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Shrimp Toast Nuggets recipe Shrimp Toast Nuggets recipe A recipe for Shrimp Toast Nuggets.  Shrimp toast has become one of my favorite things. I first discovered shrimp toast at an amazing restaurant here in LA called Son of A Gun. I’ve been hooked ever since. So we made shrimp toast for you in little nuggets that you can pretty much eat in one bite. It makes it much easier to eat like 10 at a time. That is what I did when we made these so you will get no judgment from me. These Shrimp Toast Nuggets are going to be one of my favorite go to appetizer recipes from now on!
♥ Teri

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Shrimp Toast Nuggets 
Serves 8 to 10

shrimp paste:
½ inch piece ginger, peeled
2 garlic cloves
1/2 lb tiger shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 bunch cilantro
1/4 cup water chestnuts
1 egg white
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 loaf sourdough bread, crusts removed and cut into 1 inch squares
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1/3 cup vegetable oil

1. Place ginger and garlic in a food processor and pulse 6 times.
2. Scrape down sides of bowl and add remaining shrimp paste ingredients. Pulse an additional 8 to 10 times (or until you have a paste consistency that still has some texture).
3. Spread 1 tablespoon of mixture onto each square of bread and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Repeat until all bread squares have been smeared with shrimp paste.
4. Pour oil into a heavy bottom skillet and place over medium-high heat.
5. Carefully place triangles of bread (in batches), shrimp-side down and fry for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Flip nuggets over and fry for an additional 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels and lightly season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

  1. Lucy Collins Not Specified Not Specified

    sounds too good !!!

  2. Jordan - Queen of LA Not Specified Not Specified

    i LOVE the shrimp toast at son of a gun! have you had the chicken sandwich and the lobster rolls there? so delicious.

    im intimidated by frying anything, but these look so good i might need to make them for a dinner shindig!

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Yes and yes! Both the chicken sandwich and lobster roll are SO good!

      Even if you’re intimidated by frying you should totally make these…super easy! :)

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    These remind me of something I used to eat at a local Chinese restaurant as a kid…oh the memories. They look delish!

  4. Aaron from The Amused Bouche Blog Not Specified Not Specified

    totally weird, and yet totally awesome

  5. Katie Not Specified Not Specified

    Shrimp Toast Nuggets! YUM! These sound absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to make these for a dinner party.

  6. LePetitBohemian Not Specified Not Specified

    These look amazing. Much better than I remember traditional Chinese restaurant Shrimp Toasts.

  7. thelittleloaf Not Specified Not Specified

    I was vegetarian for nearly 10 years and the thing that swayed me back was shrimp toast! I never knew it was so easy to make yourself…this looks absolutely delicious :-)

  8. betronica Not Specified Not Specified

    These look similar to some dim sum we used to always order when I was kid. Yum.

  9. L Not Specified Not Specified

    I love these! I’m Vietnamese, and my mother used to occasionally make them. She used to make them for parties at work or with the neighbors, and they would be gone in a minute. I like the idea of adding sesame seeds. Now, I’m craving for some…

  10. Joanne Not Specified Not Specified

    Sitting around on a Saturday night watching Willy Wonka with the kids and my 7–yr-old son saw the picture of the shrimp toasts and yelled, “I WANT THOSE! WILL YOU MAKE THEM?” Guess I have to now. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Lea @ iCooklea Not Specified Not Specified

    Soooo cute – def trying it as an appetizer for my next party. But what are water chestnuts, and where can i find them?

  13. Chef Connie Not Specified Not Specified

    I have always loved shrimp toast. I am going to have to make these because I am sure they are much better than in a restaurant.

  14. Robin Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my does that look good! What beautiful photography and such delicious recipes. My new go-to blog. Thank you!

  15. erinn johnson Not Specified Not Specified

    These look really good. I have to give them a try for an upcoming dinner party.

  16. Emily (New York, NY) Not Specified Not Specified

    I have never even heard of shrimp toast but these look so tasty! I like all of the ingredients, so why not give it a try?! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. Christina Not Specified Not Specified

    Goodness gracious, I need this ASAP!

  19. Frances @ The Foodess Files Not Specified Not Specified

    I LOVE Son of a Gun!! Had the best meal there on Christmas Eve, I can’t wait to try these for myself. Any ideas on how to make the Alligator Schnitzel…? ;)

  20. Frances @ The Foodess Files Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh! And also, have you tried the Shrimp Pimp Truck?

  21. Kevin (Closet Cooking) Not Specified Not Specified

    I have been wanting to try shrimp toast for so long and it looks so good!

  22. Amanda Not Specified Not Specified

    Thank you!! I’m SO excited!! Can you tell? :) Ever since I tasted that Son of a Gun deliciousness, I’ve been wanting more. And now I can make it at home. You rock. Seriously.

  23. Karingwiz Not Specified Not Specified

    ok I made these last night and we gobbled them all up so fast. I served with a wonderful mango chilli sause, wow, I need to make this again today!

    I doubled the freshly chopped green onion/scallions and added them to the mix after being pulsed. I left out the cilantro since I didnt have any. Also used white bread which was lightly toasted before going in the oil so that it does not soak up so much oil.

    I assume you can make this with just about any ground meat and a mix of spices as long as the ingrediens are fresh, it will be awesome. Fresh ginger and garlic make a huge difference!

    I saw another recipe where a toast is also put on the top of the shrimp paste so you end up with a pocket of good stuff which is nice too, but does not present as well.

    Thank you!

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