Sunday, May 31, 2009

Shrimp Mediterranean Crostini

A simple yet flavorful appetizer, this crostini is easy to prepare with little fuss, as long as you have the right ingredients. Start with a baguette and cut it into slices, with the thickness of the bread depending on your own preference. Rough chop artichoke hearts and poach some peeled shrimp until they turn red. Next, chop up some fresh garlic and fresh thyme.

To assemble, brush some olive oil or butter on the baguette slices and place the chopped fresh garlic on top. Season with salt and pepper. Bake the crostinis ever so slightly in the oven to get a little crunch into them. Now, add the cut artichoke hearts and place a cooked shrimp on top of each crostini. Now finish each slice with some crumbled feta cheese, fresh thyme and drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil. They are now done and you have yourself a crostini with some flavorful Mediterranean flavors. Other Mediterranean ingredients that can be added to this crostini include capers and kalamata olives.

Alternatively, all the ingredients you see here can be coarsely blended together with a little butter to bind them together. All you have to do is spoon a good helping of it onto your baked crostini and serve.

1 comment:

Babel said...

Use this hard-to-find gourmet tool to spread garlic like butter on crostini