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Shrimp Bruschetta


Shrimp Bruschetta Recipe

Easy and delicious. To me, that’s the name of the game when it comes to pretty much any meal of the day. If its complicated or is too many ingredients, I’m rarely motivated to try it. These easy shrimp bruchetta toasts are a perfect example of simple; yet elegant and flavorful.

This simple Shrimp Bruschetta recipe captures all the sweet flavor of shrimp accented by garlic and hot pepper. The time at the stove is minimal – just the time to cook the shrimp.

Serve as a first course in an all-seafood dinner or as a light main dish. With glasses of cold white wine, it makes a perfect summer offering. You’ll feel like you are dining at a trattoria by the sea.

Shell and devein the shrimp. Neatly cut each shrimp into 3 or 4 pieces.
Drain well.

Place the olive oil, garlic, and hot red pepper flakes in a small saute pan. Cook over medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and parsley, raise the heat to high, and saute for 1 to 2 minutes, or until shrimp is just cooked through. Remember the shrimp will continue to cook from the heat retained in the pan. Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, toast the bread on both sides on the grill, under the broiler, or in the toaster. Rub one side of each slice of bread with the cut sides of the garlic cloves. Arrange the bread slices on a platter and spoon the shrimp and any juices over the bread slices.

Serve immediately, garnished with lemon wedges.

Makes 4 bruschettas.

Shrimp Bruschetta Recipe Ingredients

1/ 2 pound medium shrimp in the shell
2 tablespoons extra-virgin
olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon hot red pepperflakes
1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 slices country bread, cut about 3/4 inch thick
2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
4 lemon wedges

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