Shrimp Toast

Shrimp Toast

Ahhh shrimp toast. A dim sum delicacy. I confess: I’ve actually never had a real shrimp toast before, but I saw it on youtube and it looked pretty tasty. I thought to myself, next time I go eat dim sum, I’m going to order shrimp toast. And that was that. Except I didn’t get to venture out for dim sum and I forgot all about shrimp toast.

Shrimp toast was out of my mind until I was cleaning out the freezer one day and saw half a bag of shrimp and decided I would try to make it. I remembered in the youtube video the shrimp was ground into a paste and spread on plain white bread and fried in a skillet. I didn’t have any white bread, and I didn’t feel like frying and I didn’t want to grind up my shrimp. So I came up with my own version.

I used some hearty bread, like this easy no knead bread, and coarsely chopped shrimp instead of ground shrimp. I like the textural contrast of the big pieces of shrimp to the crusty, soft bread. I added in some aromatics and spices and voila, shrimp toast! It’s healthy, it’s bright, and really, really yummy. It’s not traditional, but my husband and I devoured the whole plate.

Let’s make it!

Shrimp Toast

Prep Time: ~10M | Cook Time: ~20M | Total Time: ~30M

Recipe Author: SavorySeoul


Shrimp Mixture

  • ~1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, coarsely chopped
  • 2-3 stalks green onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 inch ginger, minced
  • 1/2 lemon zest and juice
  • salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce and sesame oil (more or less to taste)


  • good quality bread slices
  • olive oil
  • red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Brush some olive oil on your bread slices and sprinkle each with red pepper flakes.
  3. Mix together all the ingredients for the shrimp mixture and spread evenly on the bread slices.
  4. Line up your little toasts on a baking sheet and bake until the shrimp is plump and pink and the bread is golden and crisp.
  5. Sprinkle fresh lemon juice if desired.



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