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This past week my house was all about shrimp recipes. Bob picked up 2 lbs. of shrimp and I was planning on making a big pot of gumbo; some for now and some to freeze and then I stumbled upon this recipe for a shrimp appetizer on Pinterest that looked interesting.
I discovered this recipe during one of my late night recipe searches. It called for very few ingredients which is one criteria I need when making any appetizer so I thought that I would give it a try for a quick lunch for Bob and I.
I have to be completely honest with all of my members regarding this recipe…
The taste of this appetizer was great but for my personal tastes it was a little too salty because of the cheese I chose to use. I used a regular white cheddar and I think that next time I would definitely buy the lower sodium variety.
In addition, I would ease up a little on the mayonnaise and make more of the shrimp taste shine through. It was still enjoyable but I have to tweak most of my recipes and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.
We made it for a quick “taste test” lunch but if you were to serve it for guests I would cut the bread more evenly into perfect squares.
Here is the recipe from Pinterest
courtesy of Jamhands.net
Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta
Makes about 16 slices when cut
- 1/2 pound cooked shrimp, tails on is fine
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 large loaf ciabatta bread, sliced in half like a large sandwich
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup of cheddar jack cheese
Oops, I almost forgot the dill …
- Remove the tails from the shrimp and set aside. In a large saute pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shrimp and old bay seasoning. Cook just for a minute or two until coated well with the seasoning. Remove from heat and let cool. When cooled, chop into small pieces.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the shrimp in a medium bowl with the mayo, garlic, chives, dill, and cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread onto the cut ciabatta bread. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 10-13 minutes. Ovens vary so check it at 10 minutes to see if it looks completely warmed through and that the cheese is melted. Slice into sticks. Serve warm.
Adapted from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen.
Ready for the oven …
Final product ……
The post and recipe for the most delicious gumbo will be coming soon… watch for it.
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