Thursday, February 6, 2014

Banana Shrimp Cake - Revisited

I have a finger food cookbook by Australian Woman’s Weekly on my book shelf and I have been drooling at the food photos for the umpteenth time and yet I have not tried anything from the book :p, drooling at food photos, people called it the food porn nowadays (“,) can be sinful at times for a food lover like me ! Hee hee I am crapping about finger food and the discovery of how banana can be used to make finger food , besides  cakes and muffins and bread in today's post :)

I thought its kinda messy but is in fact easy after a few tries. The trick is to coat a few pieces at a time then immediately fry it instead of waiting to coat all the pieces then only fry them , to avoid the bread crumb becoming soggy .  Practice makes perfect :)

Wow…can I resist these golden brown banana shrimp cake that looks like little gold nuggets ? Of course, have to wait for it to cool down before I can get to take my first bite into this little gold nugget :)

This wonderful little piece cut open for your eyes only.... tempting enough to make you want to try it out yourself ? Crunchy on the outside, sweet taste from the banana then comes the savouriness of the shrimp...mmmmmm needless to say a yummilicious finger food. Good for potluck parties and it goes well with any kind of sauce dips. first thought..can shrimp and banana go together??? the end result.. YES ,it can in this case :)   Great finger food for kids too .

Banana Shrimp Cake - adapted from
  • 2 bananas
  • 150g shrimp meat
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons egg white
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Chopped the shrimp meat into a paste. Add in the seasonings and blend well. Set aside and chill in the refrigerator.

Remove the skins from the bananas and cut into slices at an angle.Coat the bananas with lemon juice (to prevent browning) and cornstarch.

Spread a teaspoon or more of the shrimp paste in between two slices of bananas.

Coat the banana sandwich with egg white and then bread crumbs.Deep fry the banana in medium heat until golden brown.


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