Corporate Executive Chef Josef Huber, who oversees F&B operations at all six AHC+Hospitality owned and managed hotels, shared this flavorful recipe for Shrimp Toast that serves four people.

Shrimp Toast Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces shrimp, peeled, deveined.
  • 2 tbsp. hot chili paste (such as sambal oelek).
  • 2 tsp. finely grated lemongrass.
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam).
  • 1 tsp. finely grated peeled ginger.
  • Kosher salt.
  • 2 scallions, green and white parts separated, thinly sliced crosswise.
  • ¼ cup white sesame seeds.
  • 4 slices white bread, ¼-inch thick, crusts removed.
  • Vegetable oil (for frying; about 1 cup).

Shrimp Toast Directions:

  1. Pulse shrimp, chili paste, lemongrass, fish sauce and ginger in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Season with salt and pulse again to combine.
  3. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl; stir in scallion whites.
  4. Place sesame seeds on a plate.
  5. Spread shrimp mixture over bread slices, extending all the way to edges.
  6. Press bread, shrimp side down, into sesame seeds to coat evenly.
  7. Pour oil into a large skillet to come ¼-inch up the sides and heat over medium-high until a small pinch of shrimp mixture sizzles when added to oil.
  8. Working in two batches, fry toasts, shrimp side down, until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes; turn and cook until the other sides are golden and crisp, about 1 minute.
  9. Transfer to a paper towel–lined wire rack to drain.
  10. Cut each toast diagonally into quarters and top with scallion greens.

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