Pomegranate-shaped prawns

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Pomegranate-shaped prawns
A variant of deep-fried prawn dumplings, these snacks are shaped to resemble the interesting shape of a pomegranate.

Ingredients

Spring roll wrappers 50
– Flour mixture 2 tsp plain (all-purpose)
– flour + 2 tsp water
– Seaweed strips for wrapping
– Cooking oil for deep-frying
Seasoning
– Salt 3 g (1/10 oz)
– Chicken powder 3 g (1/10 oz)
– Sugar 5 g (1/6 oz)
– Ground white pepper a dash
– Sesame oil a dash
Filling
– Prawns (shrimp) 350 g (121/2 oz)
– Squid paste 150 g (51/3 oz)
– Potato starch 10 g (1/3 oz)

Instructions

Step 1: 
Preparing fi lling. Shell and de-vein prawns. Wash and drain well before processing into a paste in a blender.

Step 2: 
Mix in squid paste. Add potato starch and mix until sticky.

Step 3: 
Add seasoning ingredients and mix well.

Step 4: 
Divide filling into 50 balls. Cook in boiling water until they float. Set aside to cool.

Step 5: 
Place a ball of fi lling at the centre of a sheet of spring roll wrapper. Roll it up like a cylinder, with the filling in the middle. Seal the opening with fl our mixture. Bunch both ends to resemble a wrapped candy. Secure each bunched end with a strip of seaweed, sealing the opening with flour mixture.

Step 6: 
Heat oil in a wok. Deep-fry pomegranate prawns until golden brown.

Step 7: 
Serve immediately with mayonnaise.

Food: Pomegranate-shaped prawns

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