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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Curried Peach and Shrimp Crostini

Crostini is the Italian term for "little bread", and is usually prepared with French or Italian baguette. It is sliced and baked with olive oil and then topped with any type of topping from meats and cheeses to anything else you can fit on it. It is believed that the history of the crotini goes back in the medieval times when peasants had nothing but their slices of dry bread on which to eat their food.

Whether you're looking for a simple appetizer or hors d'oeuvres for a get together, this light and crispy treat will get all your guests talking about your amazing culinary skills. Easy to make and full of flavor, make some, even if just for a healthy snack by yourself.

Start off your "mise en place" by slicing some baguette in thin slices and brushing olive oil on one side. Place them in a preheated, 400F oven until they become crisp and turn a nice golden color on the edges.

While they are in the oven, cut in small cubes, 2 ripe peaches. Also, put some water to boil to quickly cook your prawns. Here's a list of ingredients you will need;
- 2 peaches, cut in small dice
- 1 cup raw shrimp, cooked and cut in small dice
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Pinch of dry chili peppers
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
- 2 Tsp Curry powder
- A sprinkle of liquid honey

1. Place the prepared shrimp in a bowl with the small dice of peaches.
2. In a small pot, warm over medium-low heat, the oil. When the oil has heated, place in the pot the chili peppers and the finely minced garlic and curry. Swirl the mixture around till heated through.
3. Pour the oil mixture over the peaches and shrimp and stir. Then sprinkle the honey over and stir again.
4.With a spoon, place the curry mixture on top of your crisp and golden crostini and serve.

Hope you all get to try this one soon, while the peaches are in season! :)

Eat well, sleep well and till next time,


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