Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shrimp Bruschetta

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Today I'm taking part in the Get Your Chef On challenge with the ingredient of shrimp.  We are shrimp lovers here and was excited to create a dish using this ingredient.  I think this Shrimp Bruschetta fits the bill.

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When I first heard of the ingredient I was like Bubba from Forrest Gump and had all these shrimp dishes running through my head -  "You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it."  BUT he didn't mention bruschetta!

I had gotten that idea from a local restaurant we had gone to on New Year's Eve that had this as a special appetizer that night. I can't wait until summer so I can use some fresh tomatoes from our garden.  I did manage to find some pretty good ones at Trader Joe's though...

Shrimp Bruschetta

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Makes about 2 cups

  • 1/2 cup cooked shrimp (about 10 large)
  • 1 cup diced roma tomatoes (seeded)
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon green onions
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • French baguette
  1. Heat a small skillet over medium high heat then fry the shrimp in a bit of olive oil until cooked (about 3 minutes on each side); dice and place in bowl
  2. Add remaining ingredients and if a bit dry add additional olive oil until consistency you desire
  3. Refrigerate about 45 minutes before serving
  4. Serve with sliced french bread
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Today's challenge is being sponsored by:

Jen at Four Mars and One Venus

Be sure to head over to see the other entrants.... I can't wait to see what everyone has made!

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  1. Oh I'm such a sucker for Bruschetta and I love that this is stuffed with shrimp!

  2. Oh Deb. Oh Deb Deb Deb. You always work it..so so well. YUM!!! Thanks for cooking with us this round! -Jen

  3. No, he didn't mention bruschhetta... you are hilarious, Deb! Love this creative way to make bruschetta.

    1. Thanks Gloria... I can still picture that scene from the movie!

  4. Hello Deb!!! This sounds so good! I can't wait to make it for my next pinterest party!
    -Gina from Always Savory

  5. This is such a beautiful and tasty appetizer! I love its colors too!

  6. This looks fantastic! Fresh, light, simple and delicious-exactly the way I like things! Pinning!

  7. This is such a great way to use shrimp -- Bubba would be proud. :) Pinning!

  8. haha... love it. I totally thought of the bubba gump thing too, makes me smile! This bruschetta looks divine! Can't wait to give this one a try Deb, pinning!


  9. I just love bruschetta, I never tire of it. I can only imagine how GREAT this recipe will be with in-season tomatoes!

  10. Love bruschetta and adding shrimp to this sounds amazing Deb! Hehe, you're so right - Bubba left out bruschetta :) This is so creative :)

  11. A combination of two favorites: bruschetta and shrimp. You really got your chef on, girl!

  12. Yum!! I love shrimp...and bread...and Parmesan, so these are perfect for me!! I bet Bubba would love these as well. :)

  13. This looks delicious, Deb! I love all seafood and crusty baguettes make my heart flutter. Yum!

  14. I just love this recipe....I'll be featuring it tonight at Saturday Night Fever! See you there! :)


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