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Special Thai Appetizer - Mock Oysters


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Special Thai Appetizer - Mock Oysters

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INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4-8 as an Appetizer)

  • 1 box (uncooked) prawn crackers, OR 1 bag prepared prawn/shrimp crisps/chips
  • approx. 3/4 cup oil for frying (such as canola)
  • 1 package small round rice wraps, also called "Rice Paper" (see step 6)
  • 1 cup baby (or small) shrimp (shell removed), fresh, frozen, or canned
  • approx. 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts, ground or roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce (+ up to 1/2 Tbsp. more to taste) - availabe in tall bottles at Asian/Chinese food stores
  • squeeze of fresh lime juice (about 1 tsp.), OR substitute fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (2 large, or 3 small-medium), minced
  • 1 tsp. chili sauce OR chili-garlic sauce, OR 1/2 tsp. dried chilli flakes, OR 1/2 tsp. dried cayenne pepper powder (can be omitted if you prefer a mild appetizer)
  • pinch of black pepper

For this recipe you will also need a small frying pan, absorbant towel/paper, and a bowl of hot water.

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