Shrimp Puffs - OAMC

"For the holidays, this recipe is a life saver. You can pull this appetizer out of the freezer and have ready for guests quickly. You can also use frozen or canned crabmeat!"
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  • Preheat oven to 300°F Using small cookie cutter, cut out four rounds from each slice of bread.
  • Place on cookie sheet and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or until bread is crisp and dry, turning bread rounds over once halfway through baking time.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • Heat butter and olive oil in heavy skillet and cook garlic and shrimp just until shrimp curl and turn pink.
  • Remove from heat and set aside for 10-15 minutes to cool slightly.
  • In large bowl, combine cheese, lemon zest, dill, mayonnaise, and pepper.
  • Finely chop shrimp and add to cheese mixture.
  • Top bread rounds with shrimp mixture, mounding and smoothing the shrimp.
  • Freeze in single layer on baking sheet, then store in freezer container in single layer.
  • When ready to eat, bake puffs, frozen, in preheated 400F oven for 10-13 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately.
  • You can also bake the puffs without freezing them, in a 400F oven for 8-9 minutes.

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  1. I made these before Christmas, and in the crush forgot to write a review...some oversight, because they saved my bacon by by being a secret weapon hibernating in the freezer. What with illness and snowstorms (typical Canadian situation) I had no time or energy to whip up a delicacy for a pot luck, and had almost decided not to go for that reason, and then remembered that these beauties were waiting in the freezer for just such a purpose. They are delicious, and I had an empty plate to take home. I used havarti cheese (which was great), but next time I will try the gruyere variation. Thanks so much for submitting!
  2. These are so good! I used the havarti cheese as well. This recipe is definitely a keeper!!
  3. DELICIOUS! The cutting out of the bread was taking too much time so I used some party size bread & also some ritz crackers--and used the havarti cheese. This is something I made because I thought others would like it but WE ended up having the majority! Really a great appetizer; we will make this again!
  4. Tish, these are incredible. I had some leftover shrimp mixture so I covered Melba toasts and baked while the others were flash freezing. We loved them!! Thank you.


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