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Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Bruschetta

Prep Time: 1 Hour
Yields: 25 Hors d'oeuvres

From the Italian bruscare meaning "to roast over coals," bruschetta is traditionally made by rubbing slices of toasted bread with garlic cloves then drizzling the bread with extra-virgin olive oil. By adding panzanella and shrimp, we have created a more elegant hors d' oeuvre.

Ingredients for bruschetta:

25 French bread slices
4 whole garlic cloves, halved as needed
6 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
salt and black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place bread on a large cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until croutons are crisp and slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and rub croutons with garlic halves. Set aside.

Ingredients for panzanella:

25 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, sliced
3 cups diced Creole tomatoes
2 tbsps chopped basil
1 tsp chopped thyme
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup white wine
salt and black pepper to taste
granulated garlic to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add shrimp and sliced garlic and saute 3-5 minutes or until pink and curled. Add tomatoes, basil, thyme, vinegar, lemon juice and white wine. Cook approximately 5 minutes or until heated thoroughly. Season to taste with salt, pepper and granulated garlic then remove from heat and set aside. Place croutons on a serving platter and top each with a heaping tablespoon of vegetable mixture and one shrimp. Garnish with a pinch of Parmesan and serve.

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