Lemony Shrimp and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Lemony Shrimp and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

  • 1 pound thawed uncooked shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 4 ounces creamy goat cheese
  • ground thyme and paprika for garnish

In a bowl, combine the shrimp with the cayenne pepper, garlic powder, black pepper and salt.  Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the shrimp and the lemon juice and cook, turning as needed, until the shrimp is cooked through, about 5-6 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the broiler to low.  Line a baking sheet with foil and place the bread slices in a single layer on the foil.  Drizzle lightly with olive oil, then spread with the goat cheese.  Broil for 3-5 minutes, until the edges of the bread are golden brown - watch it carefully so the bread doesn't burn.

Top each slice with 3 or 4 shrimp; sprinkle lightly with the thyme and paprika.  Serve immediately.


Yields 4-6 servings.

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen