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
- 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
- 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.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 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.
- 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.