Shrimp Balls

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes 15 to 20 shrimp balls, to serve


    as an appetizer.

Appears in

Chinese Technique

By Ken Hom

Published 1981

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  1. With hands moistened with sesame oil, form the paste into large balls between the palms.

  2. Slip the shrimp balls one by one into the 2 cups of oil at 360 degrees. When they brown (about 3 minutes), remove them with long chopsticks or a strainer.

  3. If you have the shrimp heads, fry them in the oil until they turn red (about 30 seconds) for use as a garnish.

  4. Arrange the shrimp balls and the heads on a platter.

  • Suggested Beverage: Chardonnay or white Burgundy