These crisp, golden-fried little mouthfuls are packed with flavor and served with a hot-and-sweet soy dip -- perfect to stimulate appetites at the start of a meal, or as a tasty hot snack.
- 1 small red bird's eye chili, seeded
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons red curry paste
- 16 wonton wrappers (found in the refrigerated part of the produce department at most grocery stores)
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- 16 jumbo shrimp, raw, peeled with tails on
- sunflower oil (for frying)
- To make the dip, finely chop the chili, then mix with the honey and soy and stir well: set aside.
- To make the shrimp rolls, finely chop the cilantro and garlic and mix with the curry paste.
- Brush each wonton wrapper with egg whites and place a small dab of the cilantro mixture in the center. Place a shrimp on top and fold over, enclosing the shrimp and leaving the tail exposed. Repeat with the other shrimp.
- Heat the oil in a deep heavy bottomed pot or pan to 350 degrees F. Fry shrimp in small batches for 1-2 minutes (turning to prevent burning) each until are golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels.
- Serve with the dip.
- TIP -- If you prefer, use phyllo pastry in place of wonton wrappers, put the paste and a shrimp on one end, then brush with egg white and wrap the pastry around the shrimp to enclose and fry.
Fantastic recipe Chili Spice. I can't believe that I made these, they were quick and easy to make with fantastic results. I used Collasal Shrimp...what a treat. I made the dip, it was delish and went perfectly with the shrimp rolls. The savory flavoring was the perfect foil for the succulent shrimp. We really enjoyed the addition of the red curry. I can't wait to make these again. Thank you so much for sharing, another recipe that I will be making so often.
These were great. I saw the recipe and couldn't wait to make them, so I went out and got the shrimp. I didn't make the sauce to go with these, but made another recipe that I wanted to try too (Linda's Thai Sweet Chili Sauce for Dipping (Egg Rolls, Sushi)). What a great appetizer! Kind of hot and spicy, and the sauce accents the taste of the shrimp perfectly! Will make any time I want to impress guests and family!