Shrimp Toasts

Serves 48

Per serving:

Calories:

42.35

Protein:

2.92 g

Carbohydrates:

4.50 g

Total fat:

1.33 g

Sat. fat:

0.60 g

Cholesterol:

17.02 mg

Sodium:

49.03 mg

Fiber:

0.17 g

1 pound peeled shrimp

¼ cup minced green onions

2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon minced jalapeño pepper

1 large egg white

1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk

4 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces

½ cup plain nonfat yogurt

12 (1-ounce) slices Basic White

Bread, crusts removed

Spectrum Naturals Extra Virgin Olive Spray Oil with Garlic Flavor

Spectrum Naturals Canola Spray Oil with Butter Flavor

  • Preheat the oven to 375°.

  • In a food processor, combine the shrimp, green onions, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, egg white, and nonfat dry milk; process until smooth. Add cubes of cream cheese and pulse to incorporate. Add the yogurt and pulse just until incorporated, being careful not to overprocess.

  • To shorten the baking time and help ensure that the bread is crisp in the center, first toast it; then spray the bottom of each slice of bread with a light amount of the garlic-flavored spray oil. Evenly divide the shrimp mixture between the slices of bread, spreading it on the nonsprayed side of the bread and making sure to spread it to the edges of the bread.

  • Place the coated bread slices (shrimp mixture side up) on a baking sheet treated with nonstick spray or covered with nonstick foil. Lightly spray the tops of the bread with the butter-flavored spray oil. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the bread is crisp and the shrimp topping bubbles and is lightly browned. Use a pizza cutter or serrated knife to cut each slice of bread into 4 equal pieces. Arrange on a tray or platter and serve immediately.

Saving Some Steps

There's no reason to take the time to remove the crusts from homemade bread slice by slice. Before you slice the bread, cut off the crusts. Then slice the bread into 1-ounce pieces.

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