Tuesday, October 11, 2011

~ Shrimp Butter on Crostini ~

This is a very old recipe shared by a girl I used to work with.  I've changed a few things and adapted it to suit my taste.  Feel free to do the same!

1  (16-ounce) French bread loaf, cut into 20, 30 or 40 slices (depends on number of servings you want)
2  (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2  pound butter, softened
1 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese
1  pound peeled cooked shrimp, finely chopped
1  small onion, grated

2  T. fresh lemon juice
1  T. Hellmann's mayonnaise
1/4  tsp.  garlic salt or minced fresh garlic

1/4  tsp. pepper
1/2 c. chopped fresh tomatoes or roasted red peppers (optional)
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

Garnishes: peeled cooked shrimp, chopped chives or spinach

Place bread slices on baking sheet; bake at 350° for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted.
Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in Mozzarella,  shrimp and next 5 ingredients; spread mixture evenly on toasted bread slices. Return to oven for 5-10 min...just long enough for cheese to melt. Garnish, if desired. 

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Diann said...

OMG! this looks so fantastic! I have already copied into my "I HAVE to try" file!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Yum, this sounds great. May be something I could use around the holidays because they are slowly creeping up on us. Thanks!

Lisa said...

Sounds perfect for the holidays!

Poppy said...

I'm smacking my lips as I go through your post! This looks and sounds absolutely delicious... and I love seafood. I definitely have to try this out. If it turns out good I will email some pictures to you. The best thing I love about your recipes,they are so easy to follow. Oh, I also loved your ricotta dip and serving it in that hollowed out pumpkin/gourd is such a wonderful idea... loved it! Thanks for sharing these appetizing recipes with us and for your loving notes on my tea post. I love having you over. Keep inspiring us.Hugs~Poppy


housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

You had me at Shrimp, and then I swooned when I read Butter! This will be another 'must make' from my list of your recipes!

Diana said...

Oh my, these look heavenly!!

Barbara F. said...

I tried shrimp butter once in a cooking class I took a while ago and I liked it, even though I am not a "butter girl" - but yours sounds even more delicious. xo

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OMGoodness I wish I could cook like you do honey.
This makes me want to get in the caqr and come find you.
Thanks for sharing this and now I am off to check on your giveaway

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This sounds fantastic.. thanks for sharing the recipe.. hugs ~lynne~

heading back to sign up for your giveaway

Marguerite said...

Omg, this looks scrumptious! Yum! Thanks for the great recipe, cher! I will be trying it soon!

Jenny said...

We are hosting a party this weekend. I think this just made the menu! Looks delish. Thanks

Becca said...

OhmyGOODNESS ... this looks absolutely delicious !! I think I just gained aNOTHER 5 lbs. just looking at it! My husband would be all over this, too. Thanks for sharing. xo

Brandi said...

Your recipe sounds delicious! My mouth is watering just thinking about all of the wonderful ingredients you used!

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Oh wow! This side dish looks delicious!!!


June Scott said...

Yum! Love shrimp, these look/sound divine! Definitely on my list to make.
I love the title font you're using! I do a lot of digital scrapbooking and am always looking for new fun fonts... care to share the name of it?

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

This sounds to die for, Pat!

I love shrimp and could eat it three times a day. Yum. Will plan to make this over the weekend!


Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I'll have to try it!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Pat,
Your Shrimp Butter on Crostini is amazing and I can't wait to try it. It will sure be a big hit through the holidays. We sure enjoyed our rain this week and this cooler weather is wonderful, I know you are enjoying it over your way. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Candace said...

Consider yourself pinned. :)