Sunday, April 9, 2017

Best #SundaySupper Seafood Recipes...Featuring Mediterranean Shrimp Bruschetta

I grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast, so I've had a love for seafood my entire life. Whether it's fish, shellfish, or crab...I love it all! That's why I was so excited for this week's #SundaySupper seafood event! Our hostess is Claire of the blog Sprinkles and Sprouts, and she asked us to share our favorite seafood recipes. With warmer Spring temperatures, we're eating lighter, so I wanted to make a refreshing seafood appetizer. 
My Mediterranean Shrimp Bruschetta features a chilled topping that contains all my favorite flavors from a Greek salad with chopped Gulf shrimp. Just before serving, the chilled shrimp mixture is spooned on top of French bread flavored with a garlic- and parsley-infused butter and toasted. Simply add chilled white wine, and you've got a perfect starter...or a light weekend lunch. This recipe is quick enough to serve anytime, but special enough to serve company. 

Mediterranean Shrimp Bruschetta
adapted from Southern Living
Ingredients (makes 1 dozen appetizers):
  • 1/2 lb. small boiled, peeled, and deveined shrimp
  • 1 cup chopped plum tomato
  • 1/3 cup chopped purple onion
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped, seeded cucumber
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 baguette, cut on the diagonal into 3/4-inch thick slices
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
For the dressing:
  • Juice of 1 lemon (approx. 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 1 tsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 tbs. chopped garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Chop the shrimp into bite-sized pieces. Add the shrimp, tomato, purple and green onions, cucumber, feta, and thyme to a mixing bowl. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, parsley, garlic, and salt & pepper in a small container until completely combined. Pour over the shrimp mixture and stir to combine all of the ingredients. Set aside in the refrigerator until you're ready to assemble the bruschetta.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 374. Add the butter, olive oil, parsley, and garlic to a small container. Cook for 30 seconds, until the butter is melted. Stir to combine. Slice the baguette into twelve diagonal pieces and place on a cookie sheet. Spoon a bit of the garlic butter on each baguette slice. Bake until toasted and golden brown -- approximately 8 minutes.
Step 3: Place the toasted baguette slices on a rectangular serving platter. Mound approximately 2 tbs. of the reserved chilled shrimp mixture on top of the warm baguette slices. Serve immediately.
These bruschetta are a perfect Springtime appetizer! They're full of robust, bright flavors...and they're light and refreshing. The sweet shrimp, briny feta, double shot of onions, aromatic thyme, and cucumber work especially well together. The lemony dressing provides a nice tartness that brings the topping together so nicely. I hope you'll give these bruschetta a try very soon...I just know you'll love them! If you're a seafood lover like me, be sure to check out all of the fabulous seafood recipes today's #SundaySupper Tastemakers are sharing...there's truly something for every taste!

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