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Firecracker Shrimp Recipe with Mango Ginger Dipping Sauce

Jaden
There are usually 25 wrappers in each package of Asian spring roll wrappers. We'll cut each wrapper in half, which makes 50. You can make as many Firecracker Shrimp as you want, I've listed 40 shrimp in the recipe, leaving you with a few "oops" wrappers.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 62 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Firecracker Shrimp

  • 40 shrimp tail-on
  • 1 package Asian spring roll wrappers (25 count) defrosted
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch preferred Argo Corn Starch
  • cooking oil for frying high heat, neutral flavored

For the Mango Ginger Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mango jam or jelly, or preserves
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch preferred Argo Corn Starch

Instructions
 

For the Firecracker Shrimp

  • Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tail on. Nick the inside curve of the shrimp a few times to straighten shrimp (see photos).
  • Cut wrappers in half, diagonally. Keep covered to prevent drying. 
  • In small bowl, whisk cornstarch with 1/4 cup water.
  • Roll Firecracker Shrimp, as shown in the photos above, using the cornstarch slurry as the "glue". Keep finished rolls covered under plastic wrap to prevent drying. 
  • Add 1 1/2" of cooking oil to small saucepan. Heat to 375F. Before frying, double check to make sure each roll is tightly sealed. Paint a little cornstarch slurry to ends, if needed. 
    Fry a few Firecracker Shrimp at a time, for 2 minutes, or until wrapper is golden brown and crispy. Don't overcrowd pan. Drain on rack or paper towels.

For the Mango Ginger Dipping Sauce

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together the jam, water, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil and cornstarch. Heat over medium heat until beginning to bubble. Turn heat to low, continue to whisk and cook for 1 minute.

Nutrition

Sodium: 137mgCalcium: 15mgVitamin C: 0.7mgSugar: 2gPotassium: 18mgCholesterol: 16mgCalories: 62kcalFat: 1gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 9gIron: 0.5mg
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