Monday, March 23, 2009

Shrimp Crostini Appetizer

Made by Dacia from
*prepare crostini baguette slices ahead of time, just before serving spoon on shrimp mixture

  • 2 Baguettes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • oil for bread slices
  • 1 garlic clove cut in half
  • 8 ounces salad shrimp, coarsely chopped, or use fresh crab meat or a combination of both
  • 1 large red or green bell pepper, small dice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely grated
  • 5 drops Tabasco Sauce (I use more)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • parsley for garnish


1. Lightly brush one side baguette bread slices with oil, rub with garlic clove; place on baking sheet and toast in oven at 350° for 7 minutes.

2. In a small bowl combine shrimp (reserve a few whole pieces for garnish), bell pepper, mayonnaise, parsley, chives, lime juice, mustard, cheese and Tabasco sauce; add salt and pepper. Spoon shrimp mixture on crostini, garnish with parsley, reserved shrimp and serve.

**Makes approximately 2 cups

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