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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!


Bodacious Broccoli Salad




This is probably the most basic broccoli salad at Jam Hands. No seeds, no grapes, no dried cranberries. Just the basics. For my salad, it was pretty light on the actual dressing, so if you like a more saturated broccoli salad I would bump up the dressing recipe. Enjoy!


Bodacious Broccoli Salad
Makes 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices bacon (I have used good quality pre-cooked bacon pieces with great success)
  • 2 heads fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 large red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup white sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and crumble.
  2. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cheese, bacon and onion.
  3. Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by whisking together the red wine vinegar, sugar, pepper, salt, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Combine dressing with salad. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe from Allrecipes.com


Comments

  1. This is one of our ALL time FAVORITE salads! I always have to make up a double batch for our bunch ... everyone always wants seconds!

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  2. Very good. Try it with cranberries instead of the carrots! :-)

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  3. I make this, but with red grapes cut up and added. It makes it AMAZING! I also add sunflower seeds. Yummmmm!

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  4. I use half broccoli and half cauliflower

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  5. Your picture and recipe are being shared on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=633925776634620&set=a.166798553347347.45162.166380073389195&type=1&theater with NO credit for you:(

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  6. This looks so so so good! I am thinking lunch today!

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  7. Any suggestions for a substitution for the bacon?

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    1. You could simply leave it out if you like. If you wanted you could try small cubes of ham. If that is out too, I think I'd just omit the meat component. I think it'd still taste good. :) If you want to add a sweet element to it you could add dried cranberries.

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  8. I make this for the family picnic every year. I love it with the addition of cranraisins. It is always a huge hit and never any leftovers. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

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