Shrimp Toast: Two Words I Did Not Expect To Go Together
Updated: Oct 19, 2021
This recipe I have to confess isn't even mine. This is the hubby's concoction. Every once in a while I like to brag about all the wonderful things he makes when I'm too tired to contribute to our cooking nights. Enter this recipe and let me just say again, who knew such a flavor mixing would be this delightful...Bon Appetit!
5 grain bread 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
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup shaved Fontina cheese
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
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.