Baked Shrimp Toast

If you love seafood or a great way to start enjoying healthy foods, try Baked Shrimp Toast. There s actually a non traditional Vietnamese dish named banh Mi quet tom which consists of mixed shrimp and mayonnaise fondue spread across baguettes with a touch of olive oil.

The baguettes are then lightly fried or baked until crisp and golden. Baked Shrimp Toast is such a simple dish; yet, when you bite into it, you are transported to an entirely different world.

The combination of the crisp bread and the buttery shrimp is a perfect complement to any day, but especially on Mardi Gras or your first Monday of the new year! What makes this recipe unique is the fact that it substitutes shrimp for toast; not only does it create a unique meal, but it is also easy to make, as well as very budget friendly.

As good as the regular shrimp toast recipe was, and I have to admit I was one who was a bit intimidated when I first tried it, this version uses several shortcuts, and all in all, it is made even easier to make, and it captures that fresh shrimp flavor perfectly. Shrimp toast can be one of the tastiest foods you have ever made, and it only takes a short amount of time in the oven to prepare.

It is a relatively cheap meal that can feed your family for a fraction of the cost of dinner. The secret is the flavor combinations you use to create it, and this article will teach you how to make some of your very own unique flavors to use in your Baked Shrimp Toast recipe. This bread is great for any day of the week, but the best time to eat it is on an empty stomach because it makes a delicious breakfast food that can be eaten for lunch and dinner as well.

Baked Shrimp Toast

Recipe by TiffanieCourse: Appetizers & SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Delicious toasted french bread bites topped with shrimp in a rich creamy cheese that is seasoned with a hint of Cajun spice and baked until lightly browned and bubbly.

Ingredients

  • 1 small french baquette cut in 1/2 inch thick slices

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 lb shrimp peeled, deveined and minced

  • 1/2 small onion finely chopped

  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic minced

  • 1/4–1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

  • 4 ounces cream cheese cut in small cubes

  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4 cup shaved Fontina cheese

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Directions

  • Turn broiler on low. Put bread slices on baking sheet in single layer. Place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn slices over and put back under the broiler to lightly brown the other side.
  • Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp, onion and celery. Cook for 1 minute stirring frequently. Add the garlic and sprinkle the skillet with the Cajun seasoning and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute stirring constantly. Reduce heat to very low. Add cream cheese, Parmesan and Fontina. Stir until the cheese is blended and almost fully melted.
  • Top the toasted baguette slices evenly with the shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper and place in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Broilers are very unpredictable so please use my times for the toasting the baguette slices as an estimate.
  • For even more browning turn on the broiler the last minute of baking the shrimp toasts but keep in mind that parchment paper can catch on fire.

Reference : smalltownwoman.

 

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