Game Day Provisions 101: Cajun Shrimp Crostini

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Cajun Shrimp Crostini

Reserve a spot on your game day tailgating menu for a selection of elevated appetizers. Buffalo Chicken Crostini & Cajun Shrimp Crostini are ideal MVP’s with several components that may be prepared in advance. Look to these irresistible flavors when hosting guests in your home for a day of football games. If a festive dessert beckons, Triple Chocolate Football Cheesecake sails over the goal line for added style points. Learn how to make a warm appetizer football fanatics will love on game day & beyond.

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makes 10 servings

Run The Option

Substitute a variety of cheeses to change up the flavor from Parmesan to Gouda.

1 {8-oz} French batard, cut into 1/3-inch thick pieces
3/4 lb {26-31 count} fresh wild American shrimp, peeled & deveined
2 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup diced green bell pepper
2 scallions, sliced & coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tsp Creole seasoning
1/2 {8-oz} package cream cheese, cut into 8 pieces
1 1/2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
1 Tbsp hot sauce
Garnish: Parmesan cheese & fresh parsley

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the bread onto a lightly greased foil-lined half sheet pan. Coarsely chop the shrimp & set aside. Melt the butter in a small non-stick sauté pan over medium heat. Stir in the bell pepper & the scallions. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, the chopped shrimp & the Creole seasoning. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or just until the shrimp are no loner pink. Pour the warm shrimp mixture over the cream cheese in a large bowl. Combine until well blended & the cream cheese is slightly melted & smooth. Stir in the shredded cheese & the hot sauce. Spoon about 1 Tbsp of the shrimp mixture over each slice of bread. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese melts & the bread is just beginning to brown on the edges. Serve with warm with additional hot sauce. Garnish, if desired.

The Extra Point

Serve the crostini toasts with a garden salad in lieu of croutons.

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{helpful advice}

How To Peel & Devein Shrimp

Preparing shrimp for a variety of recipe applications is simple. First start with the fresh, wild American shrimp then use it within a day or so. Follow these tips for peeling & divining them.

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When purchasing shrimp, the count is a range of how many to expect per pound. They will need to be peeled & deveined. Remove the shells leaving the tails intact. Cut a small slit down the back of the shrimp. Use the tip of the paring knife to remove the vein. Rinse under cool water.

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