How to make it

  • Make Shrimp Filling:
  • Pulse together all filling ingredients in a food processor until they form a coarse paste.
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  • Make Sticks:
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Cover phyllo with 2 overlapping sheets of plastic wrap and then a dampened kitchen towel.
  • Put 1 phyllo sheet on a work surface, keeping remainder covered, and brush generously with butter. Stack 2 more phyllo sheets on top, generously buttering each.
  • Cut phyllo stack in half lengthwise, then arrange 1 half with a long side nearest you.
  • With dampened fingers shape 3 tablespoons shrimp filling into a narrow rope along edge nearest you, then roll up paste tightly in phyllo to form a long thin roll.
  • Make another roll with other half of stack.
  • Make 6 more rolls with remaining phyllo sheets, butter, and shrimp filling.
  • Lightly brush top of rolls with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds and kosher salt.
  • Cut each roll crosswise into 4 sticks and arrange, seam sides down, 1 inch apart on 2 large baking sheets.
  • Bake sticks in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until phyllo is golden brown, about 15 minutes total.
  • Transfer sticks to a rack to cool slightly and serve warm with dipping sauce.
  • *NOTE: Shrimp sticks can be assembled (but not coated and baked) 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.
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  • Make Apricot Dipping Sauce:
  • Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • *NOTE 2: Sauce can be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered.
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  • *NOTE 3: Toast sesame seeds in one of these two ways:
  • Place in a dry heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant
  • and a shade or two darker, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Or,
  • Place in a shallow baking pan in a 350° F oven until golden, 5 to 15 minutes.
  • Keep an eye on them and don't let them burn...

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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Another prize winner for my guest to Bookmarked
    and Flags waving for this wonderful Shrimp and Sesame Sticks With Apricot Dipping Sauce.
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  • seh0625 10 years ago
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Another winner Vickie. I wouldn't have the patience for this either but I can dream.
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  • merlin 10 years ago
    Sounds angelic.
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    " It was excellent "
    danadooley ate it and said...
    Oh vickie, how pretty are those? *eyes glazing over with food lust* There's no way I'd ever have the patience to do this, but I can still ogle and drool, can't I? ;)
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  • gardener61 10 years ago
    Oh man....another great shrimp recipe! :)
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  • romagourmet 10 years ago
    simply and nice idea for aperitif, "brava" :)
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