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Cook Your Catch: Shrimp and Avocado Bruschetta

The holiday season is upon us. And that calls for a very festive Cook Your Catch recipe.

How-To
Cook Your Catch: Shrimp and Avocado Bruschetta

Spread some holiday cheer at your next gathering with this easy-to-make shrimp and avocado bruschetta recipe, courtesy of The Forked Spoon, that’s as enjoyable to look at as it is to eat.

Ingredients

  • 8 firm Roma tomatoes - seeded and diced
  • 1/2 lb cooked shrimp 3 green onions - chopped
  • 8 oz baby mozzarella cheese balls 
  • 15 oz artichoke hearts 
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp good quality basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan 
  • 1 avocado
  • Balsamic glaze 
  • 1 French Baguette 
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine the seeded and diced tomatoes, chopped shrimp, green onion, quartered mozzarella balls, and chopped artichoke hearts.
  2. In a smaller bowl whisk together the minced garlic, salt and pepper, lemon juice, pesto, and grated parmesan cheese.
  3. Carefully stir together the shrimp and tomato mixture with the pesto mixture. Cover and place in the refrigerator while toasting baguette slices.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Slice baguette into 1/4 inch thick pieces and lay them in an even layer on a baking sheet or baking stone. Using a pastry brush, brush a small amount of olive oil on each side of each piece of bread. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and transfer to a platter for serving.
  5. When ready to serve, peel and chop the avocado into small cubes and add to the shrimp mixture. Carefully spoon a small spoonful onto the top of each piece of toasted baguette and drizzle with balsamic glaze (if desired).
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