Oyster or Shrimp Bruschetta Appetizer

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a wonderful Italian hors d oeuvre to serve before your holiday meal. If you have any questions you may e-mail me: AlanLeonetti@q.com

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pint oysters (without liquid) or 1 pint shrimp (without liquid)
  • 3 ounces blue cheese
  • 8 ounces soft cream cheese (Philadelphia brand)
  • 12 cup shelled pistachio nut (finely chopped)
  • 14 cup chives (finely chopped)
  • 1 loaf bread (Italian or baguette)


  1. Place the blue cheese in a medium size bowl and microwave until soft. Mix in the softened cream cheese.
  2. Chop the oysters or shrimp and add them into the bowl. I use a food processor to chop.
  3. Add the pistachio nuts and chives. Again, I use a food processor to chop.
  4. For the best flavor, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  5. When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
  6. Slice Italian bread into 2 inch pieces or use sliced baguette bread and place them onto a cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet under the broiler just until lightly browned.
  7. Remove from broiler and spread the oyster mixture onto the toasted bread slices and serve. You may use crackers instead of bread.
  8. If using crackers, no toasting in broiler is necessary.
  9. The preparation and cooking time does not include the refrigerator time.