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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!

Roasted Asparagus with Citrus Olive Oil

Any Asparagus fans out there? I love how simple it is to prepare and if you can get it on sale you can pick up a whole bunch of it to use in meals through out the week. In the past I usually have made roasted asparagus simply with a plain olive oil, garlic (either minced or embarassingly powdered garlic too), and salt and pepper. Top that with Parmesan cheese and it is a tasty side dish.

I wanted to try something a little bit different so I went with using a Citrus Olive Oil this time around, and after it is roasted I zested a lemon over the top. You can typically find citrus or plain lemon olive oil at specialty food stores. The oil I used was a blend of lemon and orange, but if that isn't available, a lemon olive oil works well too.

An alternative to buying premade citrus olive oil is to make it at home, which will probably save you money. Here is a recipe with good reviews at Simply subsitute some of the lemon for orange if you want to make it a citrus blend.

Roasted Asparagus with Citrus Olive Oil
Makes several servings

  • 1 lb asparagus
  • Citrus infused olive oil
  • Zest from one lemon
  • Salt and pepper

1. Clean and cut off tough ends of asparagus. Place on a large baking sheet.

2. Drizzle lightly with citrus infused olive oil. Roll asparagus around in the pan to coat evenly. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

3. Bake at 400-f for 20-25 minutes, until tender. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh lemon zest.

Recipe from Jam Hands. Sharing this recipe at the following fun link parties.


  1. Me...I'm a fan! This looks like my kind of asparagus! I make mine very similar usually, but it looks like your turned out perfectly! I find it easy to overcook. :/

  2. Ooo! Sounds so good. I have some Lemon Balsalmic Vinegar and Lemon Olive Oil. I think I will try a combo with these. Great idea.
    Thanks. for sharing.


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