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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!

The Mushroom Melt

For the mushroom lovers out there, today I have a recipe for a delicious Mushroom Melt, inspired by this recipe over at Closet Cooking. This isn't a boring mushroom sandwich. The mushrooms have a ton of flavor, like lemon, Parmesan and thyme. Added to that is lots of yummy melted cheese and grilled sourdough bread.

Mushroom Melts
Makes 4 sandwiches

  • For the mushrooms:
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Pre-heat the oven to 400F/200C.

2. Zest the lemon, reserving the juice for later. Combine the zest, thyme and enough olive oil to make the mixture pourable in a bowl. Clean and slice the mushrooms and place them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with half the olive oil mixture and season with salt and pepper.

3. Bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the parmesan over the mushrooms and return to the oven for another 5 minutes, or until the cheese is lovely and golden.Drizzle the remaining olive oil mixture and some lemon juice (to taste) over the mushrooms.

  • For the sandwiches:
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 slices cheese, recommended: Havarti or Fontina
  • butter

1. Butter one side of the sourdough bread slices. Add a slice of cheese to each slice of bread. Add mushrooms to half of the slices and grill all pieces, butter side down, in a pan over medium to medium-high heat. Once cheese has melted, combine the pieces, cut and serve.


  1. YUM,going to try this but use whole wheat bread. Should make some sourdough, but I would be the only one eating it ! Thanks for the great recipe.

  2. Your choice of cheeses with the mushrooms sounds delicious! What a tasty sandwich!

  3. That looks so wonderful! My son has a thing for mushrooms, I bet he'd love this.


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