This recipe is so easy, simple and delicious. The recipe is called Firecracker because of how it looks like. This is great as an appetizer for a party. Although we love this as our main course as well.
FIRECRACKER SHRIMP WITH SWEET CHILI SAUCE
25 large tail-on shrimp deveined and nicked on the inner curved part. This is to prevent shrimp to curl when cooked.
15 egg roll wrappers cut in half diagonally (2 triangles) or wanton wrappers, oil for frying
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 c cilantro chopped
1/2 tsp olive or canola oil
1 tsp lime juice
Cornstarch "slurry" (mix well to make paste)
1 Tb cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1. Combine marinade ingredients in bowl, marinate shrimp for 20 minutes.
2. Wrap each shrimp in an egg roll or wanton wrapper. Seal with cornstarch paste.
3. Fry in hot oil (375) for 3 minutes, until golden brown and shrimp is cooked through.
Serve with sweet chili sauce for dipping.
TIP ON HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR OIL IS HOT: DIP A WOODEN SPOON HANDLE INTO THE OIL, BUBBLES WILL FORM AROUND THE HANDLE IF IT'S HOT ENOUGH.