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Shrimp Pear Grilled Toastie Recipe

20 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
This crispy golden sandwich is the perfect combination of salty and sweet and is filled with aromatic ginger, green onions, and a little bit of soy sauce. Coating the sandwich in sesame seeds before cooking adds a slightly nutty flavor and great texture to the sandwich.
  • 4 green onions (green and white parts), chopped
  • 10 oz raw peeled jumbo shrimp
  • 1 anjou pear, peeled* and grated
  • 1.5-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp of reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 slices of whole wheat sandwich bread
  • 2 tbsp of raw sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp of sweet and sour sauce for dipping (optional)
  1. Chop the green onions and finely chop the shrimp on a large cutting board together, or pulse for a quick blitz in the food processor.
  2. Remove from the food processor and add grated pear, ginger, soy sauce, and egg yolk (reserving the egg white), and then mix it all.
  3. Divide and spread the filling into four pieces of whole wheat sandwich toast and top each sandwich with the remaining slices of bread.
  4. Brush the egg white onto both sides of each sandwich and press each sandwich into sesame seeds. Using a grill pan or panini press on medium-high heat, toast each sandwich for 2.5 minutes on each side or until golden and the shrimp is cooked through.
  5. Slice up into triangles and serve with sweet and sour sauce.

*We peeled the pear in this recipe so the filling has a smooth and softer texture. The peel of pears is where most of the fibre comes from. If you prefer, you can leave it on but the texture will be different.*

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