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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!


Pineapple and Bacon Wraps with Rosemary Skewers












































If you have been to a potluck chances are you have tried a pineapple and bacon wrap. What makes these different is the addition of vanilla bean seeds added to the pineapple, as well as a rosemary skewer. The skewer is optional. I couldn't quite decide if I liked them aesthetically or not.

I will note that they taste significantly better when they aren't piping hot. The heat brings out the heavy vanilla scent and leaves a strong after taste. If you let them cool down just a tad the after too-strong taste pretty much disappears.























Pineapple and Bacon Wraps with Rosemary Skewers
Makes many servings

1/2 Vanilla bean, seeds removed (I used a whole bean, I think it may have been a tad too much)
1 can pineapple rings (Obviously, if you can get fresh, go for it)
1 package thin sliced bacon
Sprigs of Rosemary for skewering

1. Cut up pineapple into goodly sized chunks and mix with vanilla bean seeds until the seeds are evenly distributed.

2. Cut bacon slices in half, then wrap around a chunk of pineapple. Place with bacon tail ends down on a baking sheet.

3. Broil in oven for about 10 minutes, watching carefully so bacon doesn't burn. After cooling them for a bit, take a very small-width-ed (is that a word? I have no idea) knife and pierce through so Rosemary can easily sit inside. Serve and enjoy!

Source: Recipe by me (I think? Man it has been so many years since I made this. I'll have to double check.)

Comments

  1. These really look delicious as so so many of your appetizer recipes!!!

    My sisters and I just started our first themed blog hop over at http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com beginning tomorrow. This weeks theme is appetizers. We would love for you to come over and share these or any of your favorite appetizer recipes with our blog readers. Have a great weekend.

    Ellen

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