Asian Shrimp Appetizers Recipe

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Asian Shrimp Appetizers

Mary Anne Looby


I recently had a baby shower for the daughter of a dear friend. I wanted to serve some apps during the meet and greet but didn't want to tie up the ovens, or me. I adapted this receipe from a grilled shrimp receipe I have had for years. It was a huge hit with the ladies and makes a great no plate finger food. I hope you enjoy it!

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1 Hr 30 Min
20 Min


1 1/2 lb
peeled and devained shrimp
2 slice
fresh ginger
scallions, trimmed
5 Tbsp
asian sesame oil (also called dark sesame)
3 Tbsp
cooking sherry
3 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp
1 1/2 Tbsp
sesame seeds
1 Tbsp
thai sweet chile sauce (optional)
1/2 tsp
chinese five-spice powder
2 clove
garlic, flattened
5 bunch
belgium endive


1This can all be done the day before you plan to serve this app. Mix everything except the shrimp and Belgium endive in a pot on medium heat until everything is well blended. Let cool for a while in the fridge.
2Clean the Belgium endive by separating the leaves of the bulb and washing. With a sharp knife remove a slice from the bottom of each leaf where it is tough. If any of the leaves have brown spots set aside and do not use. Save for another dish. You should have 30 to 50 nice firm leaves. Place them on a clean tea towel or paper towels, if you use them, to dry. Once dry they can be placed in zip lock bags or any airtight containers till needed.
3Now that the marinade is cooled down pour it over the shrimp in a bowl large enough for you to move it around. I use my hands and just make sure all the shrimp has been coated. You can then cover the bowl an place in fridge or you can put the shrimp in a zip lock bag that can be tossed around occasionally to move the marinade. I don't like to clutter my fridge up with bowls etc.
4The day of your party or event remove everthing from fridge, if you have an indoor grill, remove shrimp from marinade and grill on hot grill till they turn pink and are done. If you do not have a grill place the shrimp in a sauté pan and sauté over med high heat until done. place the marinade in another pot and heat on med high until it starts to boil turn the heat down and let it simmer until it cooks down and thickens a bit.
5If you have a food processor place the shrimp in it and give it a quick chop. You want it to look like a small dice. If you don't have a processor you can chopped by hand (this is what I used to do until arthritis got the better of my thumbs), place the shrimp in a bowl and pour the marinade over it and give it a good turn or two to mix.
Once it is cool fill each endive leave with the mix and place on trays to pass. Place in fridge until ready to pass.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #One, #for, #hour, #marinate