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Malvani Shrimp Masala on a Crostini

Shrimp Crostini

Crispy Bread topped with Spicy, Tangy Shrimp!!! Perfect bite-sized appetizer.

Shrimp Crostini

One of the best things in Dallas is finding a supermarket close to home, which not only has great produce but fresh seafood as well. For a guy like me who absolutely loves, loves fish that is a complete godsend. So this weekend, when I walked into the market and laid my eyes on the plump, succulent shrimp I was on cloud nine!!! All I wanted to do was to enjoy those tiny little beauties one at a time and the best way to do that was in the form of these delectably spicy SHRIMP CROSTINI!!!!

Our kitchen was pretty much running on fumes this week so it was imperative for Maddy and I to go grocery shopping over the weekend. It was one of those lazy weekends for us so by the time we stepped out for groceries it was close to noon (LAUGHS!!!) We finished up with the produce and while passing through the seafood section my eyes and mind got fixated on the fresh shrimp. It felt like they had cast a spell on me, which would not be broken till I bought a pound of these pint-sized jewels. Only after I gave in to the temptation did I finally manage to move on.

By the time we were done shopping we were extremely hungry since it was way past our lunchtime. So we ate a big lunch at our favorite sandwich shop after which I took wifey dear for ice cream. This meant there wasn’t going to be too much room in our stomachs when dinnertime rolled along. If there was a time where we needed something quick and easy then this was it. I wanted to do something with the shrimp but needed it to be unique at the same time. The moment I saw the piece of baguette in my kitchen the idea of a crostini popped in my mind.

First up was the topping. As y’all know by now I could not resist giving the shrimp topping an Indian twist with a few basic Indian spices.

Heat oil in a non-stick pan on a medium heat. Add onions, ginger-garlic paste, chili and saute until onion turns slight brown. Mix in the shrimp and cook until they turn pink. Add cumin powder, turmeric and garam masala. Stir well. Finally drizzle in the tomato puree cook till the flavors come together. Season with salt. Garnish with cilantro.

Shrimp Crostini

To make the cilantro garlic mayo, simply blend cilantro, garlic, lemon juice and mayo in a food processor until smooth.

Slice baguette into pieces of equal thickness. Apply butter on both the sides and toast on a skillet till crisp.

Shrimp Crostini

We have all the components of the crostini ready to roll. To assemble, first spread the mayo evenly over the bread. Top it with one shrimp and coriander leaf.

DIG IN !!

Shrimp Crostini

This was the perfect ending to a perfect day. How I wish all the days turn out to be this good!!!

Shrimp Crostini

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Shrimp Crostini
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Crispy bread topped with tangy shrimp!!! Perfect bite-sized appetizer.
Ingredients
  • 1 Baguette
Shrimp Masala:
  • 1 lbs Shrimp
  • 1 Small Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic and Ginger paste
  • 1 Serrano Chile (minced)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • ¾ tsp Garam Masala/Malvani Masala
  • ¼ cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt – to taste
  • Fresh Cilantro
Mayo
  • ½ cup Mayo
  • 2 Garlic
  • 3 Cilantro Strands
  • ½ tsp Lemon Juice
Instructions
Shrimp Masala
  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan on a medium heat. Add onions, ginger-garlic paste, chili and cook until onion turns slight brown.
  2. Mix in the shrimp and cook until they turn pink.
  3. Add cumin powder, turmeric and malvani masala. Stir well.
  4. Drizzle in the tomato puree cook for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and garnish with cilantro.
Mayo
  1. In a food processor blend cilantro, garlic, lemon juice and mayo until smooth.
Assembly
  1. Slice baguette into pieces of desired thickness. apply butter on both the sides and toast the bread on a skillet for few minutes till crisp.
  2. Spread mayo evenly over the bread. Top it with one shrimp and coriander leaf.
  3. DIG IN !!

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36 thoughts on “Malvani Shrimp Masala on a Crostini”

  1. The finished shrimp in the pan look so good, that I have a feeling in my house, they’d never make it to the crostini! I’d be one of those horrible scenes with the baby turtles and the sharks, with everyone attacking the shrimp as they tried to make their way to the baguette slices! I would hope that at least a few would make it to the bread, though, because the crostini also look so nice.

    1. I know that feeling Jeff. I used to do the same thing when my mom made something similar. Half the food was gone before it got to the table.. 🙂

    1. Thanks Ashley. These are the flavors from my childhood. Now that I am thousands of miles away from home I try to replicate them as much as I can. 🙂

    1. I think pretty much the same way as you do Kathy as far as having appetizers for dinner is concerned. 🙂 If you like something just make it and eat. Who cares about the time??? RIGHT!! 🙂

  2. What a great idea to make crostini for a light dinner. Sometimes we end up in that same situation, and I never know what to eat for dinner. Next time it’s these shrimp crostini! Yum!

  3. Rahul, you seriously make the tastiest snack foods! Seriously, I try to cover my eyes when I go like your IG pics bc I know I will immediately get hungry if I look. This shrimp crostini looks delicious! Happy Monday! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Demeter. For a guy with a sweet tooth like me I would have absolutely loved to have one of your awesome baked goods to go along with these snacks. Now that is what I call a full meal. 🙂

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