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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!


Herbed Garlic Bread

First off, I didn't do so well with mashing the garlic into a paste, as you can see. I think my problem was not using enough salt. Ah well, it still tasted great.


Herbed Garlic Bread
Makes enough for one gigantic loaf

1 stick butter (1/2 cup), at room temperature
2 garlic cloves, mashed to a paste with a pinch of salt and extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 loaf crusty baguette
Extra-virgin olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. For the bread, stir together the butter, mashed garlic, and herbs in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Tear open the loaf of bread lengthwise, spread the herb-garlic mixture over both halves and sprinkle with a little olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes.

Source: Tyler Florence

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  2. Looks good, but I'm not that patient..I toast my bread first..then just rub a clove of garlic over the crusty bread...I'd season my olive oil with those herbs for dipping...great flavors! For a special dinner I might do it your fancy way.

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  3. Such a nice recipe! I bet if you just ran the garlic through a garlic press it would be a lot more "smashed." I can't even imagine smashing it by hand! Too much work for this girl.

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