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    Vanilla Shrimp Crostini Vanilla Shrimp Crostini

    A tantalizing combination of textures and flavors, this appetizer is a great replacement for shrimp cocktail on the holiday buffet.

    Prep: 15 min - Cook: 10 min

    1 baguette French bread
    2 ounces Gruyere or Manchego cheese
    1 pound large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
    4 tablespoons butter, divided
    1/2 cup dry white wine
    2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
    1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Basil Leaves
    1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Red Pepper
    roasted red bell peppers, chopped (optional)
    fresh chives, snipped (optional)

    1. Cut baguette into 1/4-inch slices, on the diagonal. Broil until lightly toasted. Using a vegetable peeler, shave cheese into very thin slices. Set aside.

    2. Sauté shrimp in 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium-high heat, one minute per side. Add wine, vanilla, basil, and red pepper. Cook 2-4 minutes or until shrimp are pink. Remove shrimp from pan. Boil sauce one minute more; remove pan from heat and whisk in remaining butter, one tablespoon at a time. The butter must melt gradually to form a creamy sauce.

    3. To assemble appetizers, brush toasted baguette slices with warm sauce from skillet. Top baguette slices with 1-2 thin slices of cheese, then 1-2 shrimp (depending on size); brush with additional sauce. Garnish with roasted red bell pepper and chives, if desired.

    Makes 24 appetizers

    Nutritional Info Per Serving:
    Calories 115, Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 38 mg, Sodium 209 mg, Carbohydrates 13 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 6 g

    This recipe created by McCormick, Inc.

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