Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta Toasts

This is such a decadent appetizer! I love it for summertime and it’s such a fresh, creative way to serve shrimp. Plus who doesn’t love cheese bread?! A baguette or some French bread would work for this too, if you want a crunchier end result, but I think ciabatta is just perfect!

Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta Toasts

Serves: 8-10

  • 1 lb. cooked shrimp, tails removed
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 large loaf ciabatta bread, sliced in half like a sandwich
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. fresh dill, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 c. sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  1. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter on medium heat. Add the shrimp and Old Bay seasoning. Cook for just a minute or two until coated well with the seasoning. Remove from heat and let cool, then chop into small pieces.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place chopped, cooled shrimp in a medium bowl with the mayo, garlic, dill, and cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread mixture evenly onto cut ciabatta bread.
  4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Bake bread halves on sheet for 10-13 minutes, until everything is warmed through and cheese is melted. If a crisper toast is desired, broil on low for a minute or two. Slice into sticks and serve warm!

*Based on an original recipe from Jam Hands.

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