Another food tradition we enjoy in our family is serving lots of appetizers on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It can be a bit hectic to prepare these apps with a full house so I am always looking for shortcuts to cut down on prep times. Campbell’s asked us to share a holiday recipe using one of their skillet sauces or slow cooker sauces. I decided to try out their Scampi Skillet Sauce to make an appetizer: Shrimp Scampi with Garlic Toasts. This appetizer dish offers all the flavor of traditional shrimp scampi on a bite-size baguette…perfect for holiday entertaining!
I tested this recipe out with some guests that dropped by and it was approved by all (including the kids!) The baguette slices can be toasted and rubbed with garlic ahead of time. You could also clean and chop up the shrimp to have it all ready to be sautéed. Whether you are planning your Christmas menu or looking ahead to New Year’s Eve, definitely consider adding this appetizer to your holiday!
- 1 french baguette
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pound thawed shrimp, peeled, de-veined, and with tail removed
- 1 package Campbell’s Scampi Skillet Sauces
- ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
- 1 lemon, sliced (optional, for garnish only)
- Preheat over to 350 degrees (F). Cut baguette into thin slices and place on baking pan. Bake for five minutes on each side or until lightly golden
- Remove toasted baguette slices from oven and rub both sides with cut garlic, then set aside.
- Rinse shrimp and pat dry with paper towel.
- Pour olive oil into large skillet pan and heat to medium high.
- Meanwhile, chop shrimp into small pieces. Once oil is hot, add shrimp to pan, and cook until shrimp turns pink
- Once shrimp is cooked, turn heat to low and and add Campbell’s Scampi Skillet Sauce. Cook until thoroughly warmed.
- Remove shrimp from oven, and spoon shrimp mix on top of garlic toast.
- Place on serving tray, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and garnish with lemon slices and.
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