Shrimp Turtles – Simple Shrimp Appetizer

Kids sometimes need to eat with their eyes first, and if food is cute on their plate they are more willing to try it. This strategy works perfectly for my daughter and it helped her to discover and taste new food – vegetables and fruits – in a pleasant way.

Shrimp Turtles

Shrimps Turtles

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I love shrimps and I used to cook quite a lot of meals with shrimps when we lived in the south of France. When we were buying them fresh, my daughter was intrigued each time (she was still a baby at that time).

I guess she was wondering if they were to eat or to play with… I must admit that it has been a while since I have not cooked shrimps at home, so the time has come to change this!

I bought shrimps and decided to prepare a nice simple shrimp appetizer so my daughter could try them. These are very easy to make and really delicious, my daughter loved it! They are disappearing really quickly, so make sure you have made enough.

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of creamy cheese, e.g. Boursin
  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream
  • around 30 cooked shrimps
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • oil

How to Make this Simple Shrimp Appetizer

Separate the egg white from the yolk.

Whisk the egg white until it stands up in well-defined peaks. Mix the egg yolk and then add it gently to the white and mix with a spoon.

Turtles Step 1

Use a spoon to place the mixture onto the non-stick baking paper, shaping ovals. Bake in the pre-heated oven on 180C/360F for around 10min, until golden.

The ovals need to be hard enough to cut them, should not be wet inside.

Turtles Step 2

In the meantime, coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil and add smashed garlic. Put shrimps into the hot pan and stir them with a spoon frequently so that both sides of the shrimp get cooked.

Cook them over high heat for 3-4 minutes.

Turtles Step 3

Cut each egg mixture oval lengthwise and spread it with cheese inside. Place shrimps around each oval to make turtles legs and head.

Cut shrimps if needed to adjust the length.

Turtles step 4

Enjoy!

Turtles step 4

Shrimp Turtles – Simple Appetizer Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Shrimp Turtles – Simple Appetizers for Kids

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of creamy cheese, e.g. Boursin
  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream
  • around 30 cooked shrimps
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • oil

Instructions

  1. Separate the egg white from the yolk. Whisk the egg white until it stands up in well-defined peaks. Mix the egg yolk and then add it gently to the white and mix with a spoon.
  2. Use a spoon to place the mixture from above onto the non-stick baking paper, shaping ovals. Bake in the pre-heated oven on 360F for around 10min, until golden. The ovals need to be hard enough to cut them, should not be wet inside.
  3. In the meantime, coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil and add smashed garlic.Put shrimps into the hot pan and stir them with a spoon frequently so that both sides of the shrimp get cooked. Cook them over high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Cut each oval from above lengthwise and spread it with cheese inside. Place shrimps around each oval to make turtles legs and head. Cut shrimps if needed to adjust the length.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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