shrimp & avocado french bread pizza

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By Irana Grenier
from Garden Valley, CA

I found this recipe called "Shrimp Melts" in a newspaper. It sounded really good, but it lacked something. So I brushed the bread with olive oil,added fresh herbs, more cheese, and switched Pico de Gallo for regular salsa. Yes! Much better.

serves 6
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 10 Min
method Broil

Ingredients For shrimp & avocado french bread pizza

  • 1
    french bread loaf
  • 3/4 lb
    shrimp, cleaned and diced
  • 3/4 c
    pico de gallo
  • 2 lg
    avocados
  • 2 c
    fresh basil, cut into strips
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    ea. fresh oregano & thyme, chopped
  • 1 c
    ea. mozzarella & cheddar cheese, shredded
  • olive oil
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How To Make shrimp & avocado french bread pizza

  • 1
    Split french bread in half lengthwise. Using a pastry brush, brush each half with olive oil.
  • 2
    Take several basil leaves and roll them up like a cigar. Slice vertically into strips.
  • 3
    Spray lg skillet with olive oil cooking spray. Saute shrimp, Pico de Gallo, and 1/2 cup basil strips for about 4 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.
  • 4
    Sprinkle oregano, thyme and the other 1 1/2 cups of basil strips onto both halves of bread.
  • 5
    Divide avocado slices evenly and place on each half of bread. Spoon shrimp mixture over avocado.
  • 6
    Top first with cheddar, and then mozzarella, and broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts. Cut each h half into 6 pieces. Note: Great served with a green salad.

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