Super Shrimp and Garlic Bruschetta

Recipe by Bergy
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    teaspoon olive oil (or spray a small skillet with olive oil)
  • 6
    ounces raw shrimp or 6 ounces prawns, chopped
  • 3
    garlic cloves, finely chopped'
  • 2
    medium mushrooms, minced
  • 2
    tablespoons onions, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 4
    tablespoons cream cheese, plain or flavored (I used garden vegetable lite)
  • 6
    drops hot sauce (more or less to suit your taste)
  • salt and pepper
  • 8
    slices cheddar cheese, pieces (enough to cover each bruschetta, I used aged) or 8 slices of your favorite cheese (Neerdammer is excellent)
  • 8
    slices baguette, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
  • olive oil, enough to lightly paint one side of the bread slices
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DIRECTIONS

  • Lightly paint one side of the bread slices with oil and place under the broiler, oil side up and lightly brown the bread- remove from oven (you may do this the day before and keep them fresh in a sealed tin).
  • On an oiled skillet saute the garlic, onions & mushrooms until almost golden- add chopped shrimp and saute for about 2 minutes or until the shrimp meat is just cooked (do not over cook).
  • Add hot sauce & season with salt & pepper.
  • Add cream cheese and mix well, cover & store in fridge until just before serving, have it at room temp when you are ready to spread the mixture on the bread slices.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • 10 minutes before you want to serve evenly spread the shrimp mixture on the unbaked side of the bread, take it out to the edges.
  • Cover with the thin slices of cheddar.
  • Place on baking sheet or a pizza stone and bake at 375 degrees F for apprx 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve warm or hot.
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