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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!

Warm Gumbo Dip

Spicy and creamy, this Warm Gumbo Dip is perfect from shrimp lovers. Alongside the shrimp are sauteed bell peppers, garlic and okra. Bake it up and serve with a sliced baguette.

If you aren't a fan of okra or can't find it locally, you can feel free to leave it out. I think the addition of 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar or colby would be a tasty addition to this.

February is Mardi Gras Month here at Jam Hands. There are lots of recipes for you to check out and enjoy.

So very good! Enjoy!

Warm Gumbo Dip
Makes 8 servings

  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped assorted bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup sliced okra pods
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun/Creole seasoning
  • 1 1/2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Toasted baguette slices, for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚ F.  Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the bell pepper, okra, and celery to the pan and sauté until beginning to soften, about 6 minutes.  Stir in the green onions, garlic, and Cajun seasoning.  Cook 1 minute more, just until fragrant.  Stir in the shrimp, cream cheese, and Parmesan.  Stir over low heat until the cream cheese is melted and everything is evenly mixed.  Spoon the mixture into a baking dish.
  2. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is browned and bubbling.  Serve warm with toasted baguette slices.
Slightly adapted from and Annie's Eats.


  1. Can you make this the night before? Then place in oven the next day for brunch (11:00)?


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