Yes, Mardi Gras creeps up on everyone – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy Creole food throughout the entire year and this hand held appetizer is the perfect solution. With the perfect blend of spices, seafood, and you guessed it – carbs – this appetizer will please the masses. Meet my Spicy Shrimp Ciabatta Bread.
Taking fresh Ciabatta bread, mayo, dill, chives, shrimp, cheese, cajun seasoning and garlic you will do three things: 1. cut the bread in 2 half exposing the inside, 2. Toss Shrimp in the Cajun seasoning then sauté in a fry pan until cooked, 3. mix the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl.
After you mix everything together and cook the shrimp, add it all together and stir stir stir. When I say this Spicy Shrimp Ciabatta Bread is super simple. It really is super simple!
Spread it on the Ciabatta and then cook for 15-20 minutes on 350 and viola… Louisiana style appetizer is hot and ready to enjoy! A must make for any party but especially for your Mardi Gras Party! What are you all doing for the holiday? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from you here and on social media. I’ve included links to my instagram and cookbook at the end of this post!
Yes, Mardi Gras creeps up on everyone – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy Creole food throughout the entire year and this hand held appetizer is the perfect solution. With the perfect blend of spices, seafood, and you guessed it – carbs – this appetizer will please the masses.
- 1/2 pound cooked shrimp, tails on is fine
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 large loaf ciabatta bread, sliced in half like a large sandwich
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup of cheddar jack cheese
- Remove the tails from the shrimp and set aside (or buy frozen shrimp that have tails removed). In a large saute pan, melt the butter of medium heat. Add the shrimp and Cajun seasoning. Cook just for a minute or two until coated well with the seasoning. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the shrimp in a medium bowl with the mayo, garlic, chives, dill, and cheese. S
- Spread onto the cut ciabatta bread. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes. (Ovens vary so check it at 10 minutes to see if it looks completely warmed through and that the cheese is melted.)
- Slice into bites. Serve warm.