Skip to content
Air-fryer sesame prawn toast recipe

Air-fryer sesame prawn toast recipe

9 ratings

We've taken the classic Chinese side, sesame prawn toast and added a crunchy, spicy cucumber salad on the side to make it a meal in its own right. Use your air-fryer for speed and extra crunch, but if you don't own one, you can still enjoy this recipe toasting the bread and grilling the topping – see tip, below. See method

  • Serves 4
  • Takes 40 minutes
  • 524 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 100g jumbo peanuts
  • 250g pack Bay Fishmongers frozen cold water prawns, defrosted
  • 8 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 20g fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1½ tbsp cornflour​
  • 2½ tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 6 slices white bread, crusts left on
  • 40g sesame seeds
  • 1 cucumber, deseeded and cut into 1cm half moons
  • 15g fresh mint, leaves picked and roughly chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil​
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    24g 34%
  • Saturates

    4g 22%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    2.4g 41%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 46.4g Protein 28.1g Fibre 6.6g


  1. Toast the peanuts in a frying pan over a medium-high heat for 3-4 mins until golden brown, then transfer to a plate to cool.
  2. Preheat the air-fryer to 200°C. Drain any excess moisture from the prawns and put in a food processor with 6 spring onions, the ginger, garlic, egg whites, cornflour and 1½ tbsp soy sauce; pulse a few times. There should still be some texture but it needs to be spreadable.
  3. Spread the prawn mixture over the bread slices and sprinkle over the sesame seeds, lightly pressing them in to stick. Halve each slice diagonally with a serrated knife to make 12 triangles, then arrange on air-fryer baking trays and air-fry (in batches if needed) for 10-12 mins until golden brown and the prawn mixture is cooked through
  4. Meanwhile, put the cucumber in a bowl with the mint and remaining spring onions. Roughly chop the toasted peanuts and add to the bowl. Mix the lime juice, 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce, sesame oil and remaining soy sauce together in a jug, then pour over the cucumber mix and toss to coat. Serve alongside the prawn toasts with extra sweet chilli sauce for dipping.

Tip: No air-fryer? Use the grill – preheat to high, then lightly toast the bread until crispy but not coloured. Top with the prawn mix and sesame seeds, arrange on a baking sheet and grill for 4-6 mins until cooked.

See more Air-fryer recipes

You may also like

Be the first to comment

Before you comment please read our community guidelines.