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Spicy Shrimp and Crab Brushetta
January 11, 2012, 10:00 am
Filed under: Appetizers, Entertaining | Tags: ,

Introduction:

We’ve used this recipe a couple of times when entertaining a small crowd and it’s always popular (if you like seafood). I like that the spread can be prepared ahead of time so that I can spend more time visiting with my guests when they arrive instead of working in the kitchen.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup bottled clam juice

6 oz uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

6 green onions, thinly sliced

1/3 cup mayonaise

1 tbspn fresh lemon juice

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

4 oz crabmeat, drained

1/2 baquette, cut diagonally into 1/3-inch-think slices

3 tbspns (approx) olive oil

Instructions:

1. Bring clam juice to a boil in medium saucepan. Add shrimp; reduce heat to medium, cover and cook just until shrimp are opaque in centre, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to cutting board; cool. Coarsely chop shrimp.

2. Mix sliced green onions, mayonnaise, lemon juice, paprika, and cayenne in a medium bowl. Mix in shrimp and crabmeat. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Cover and chill.)

3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Brush both sides of baguette slices lightly with oil; arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until bread is golden, about 10 minutes. Cool. Mound shrimp mixture atop bread. Place on platter and serve.

Comments:

Many of the reviews I read suggested cutting down the mayonnaise by as much as half. Knowing that, I didn’t measure it and just added a spoonful at a time until I was happy with the consistency of the mix.

Our Home Rating? 4/5 bites

Source: Epicurious Website

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