Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Garlic Shrimp Bruschetta

I found the recipe in Woman's Day and couldn't wait to try it.

It's easy to make, tastes delish and looks elegant. It's perfect for the upcoming holidays. The best part is that you can prepare the toasted bread and the tomato mixture 2 hours before serving.

Makes 24

24 thin slices French bread
Olive oil cooking spray
1 cup diced plum tomatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
3⁄4 tsp minced garlic
1⁄4 tsp each salt and pepper
24 medium shrimp
1⁄4 cup pesto
Garnish: small basil leaves (I didn't have any on hand :( )

Heat broiler. Place bread on baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Broil 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until lightly toasted.
Put tomatoes, 1 tsp of the oil, 1⁄2 tsp of the garlic, and the salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss to coat. Heat remaining 2 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add shrimp and remaining 1⁄4 tsp garlic. Saute 2 minutes or just until shrimp are cooked through. Remove from heat. To assemble, spread each piece of toasted bread with 1⁄2 tsp pesto. Top with about 1⁄2 Tbsp tomato mixture, then one shrimp.

WW POINTS = 1 (for 1 prepared bruschetta slice)