Monday, April 19, 2010

Shrimp Melts

I cut this recipe out of a magazine several years ago. I finally made it. And now I can't wait to make it again and again. This is a delicious sandwich or appetizer, and will make a wonderful weeknight supper during the summer when I don't want to use the oven.

And it takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish! Did I mention it is absolutely scrumptious?

Start by dicing up the shrimp, then adding them to a large skillet along with the salsa.

Saute together over medium heat for a few minutes, just until heated through. (I used cooked shrimp. If you're using uncooked, you'll need to saute for about 4 minutes until shrimp are pink and cooked through.)

Arrange the bread on a baking sheet (if you'll broil in the oven) or on your toaster oven tray if you'll broil in that. You should cut the ends off the french bread, the slice it lengthwise. Note that I did not do this; I sliced crosswise. I think it would be much easier to follow the "real" directions and slice lengthwise...

Then slice the avocado

and top the bread with the slices.

Next spoon the shrimp mixture over the avocado slices.

(This is why I think it would be easier to use the lengthwise pieces of bread! See what a mess I made!)

Lastly, sprinkle the slices with cheese.

Broil for just about 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. If you've used the lengthwise bread, slice it into more individual pieces, either sandwich sized or appetizer sized depending on your preference.

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Shrimp Melts

1-16oz. loaf french bread
1 pound cleaned shrimp, diced
1 cup salsa
2 avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced
2 cups (8 oz. package) shredded Mexican blend cheese

Cut the ends of the bread loaf and then slice lengthwise and place on a baking sheet. Combine the shrimp and salsa in a skillet and saute until shrimp is cooked and heated through, about 4 minutes over medium heat.

Layer avocado slices on bread, then stop with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle cheese over shrimp. Broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into slices for sandwich servings or appetizers. Makes 4-6 servings as a main dish and 12-16 as an appetizer.


  1. oooh, I bet you could use chicken or turkey too. What a fun recipe!

  2. Oh my, oh my! I have never heard of anything like this before! As soon as I saw the picture, it was like a hallelujah choir started to sing! Seriously, these look amazing - I have to make them for my boyfriend! We love shrimp! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  3. Wow! This sounds like a fabulous weeknight dinner!

  4. Wow is right! Definitely a winner, yummy!
    Hope you'll consider joining us as a guest host at Our Krazy Kitchen. Just let me know :-)


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