Appetizer Essentials: Oven-Baked Shrimp Toasts

Andy Anderson !


This is one of the recipes I served during the holidays. It is a blend of shrimp, two cheeses, and some interesting spice choices. When I made them, they were always gone within five minutes. :-)

You can make the shrimp filling ahead of time, and then all you have to do is toast the bread, and pop them under the broiler. Easy/Peasy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
5 Min



  • 2 - 3 slice
    bread, toasted nice and brown, i am using sourdough
  • 8 oz
    shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 stalk(s)
    celery finely diced
  • 1 tsp
    dijon mustard, i prefer grey poupon
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 tsp
    sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

  • 1 medium
    lemon quartered, for serving

How to Make Appetizer Essentials: Oven-Baked Shrimp Toasts


  2. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add the shrimp to a pot, or pan of boiling water, seasoned with a bit of salt and lemon juice.
  4. Allow them to cook until pink and opaque, about 3 – 4 minutes.
  5. After they cool, add to the bowl of a food processor.
  6. Give them a few 1-second pulses, until they are shredded, but not mush.
  7. Add them to a bowl, and combine with the other ingredients.
  8. Thickly spread over the toasted bread.
  9. Place under a broiler until they are bubby, and beginning to brown in spots, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  10. Let rest for a few minutes before cutting and serving.
  12. Serve with some lemon slices. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Appetizer Essentials: Oven-Baked Shrimp Toasts

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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