It’s that time of year again and I am in the mood to cook all my favorite comfort foods!
My Stuffed Shrimp Bread is comfort food at its best.
I love stuffed shrimp and I love bread so I figured why not combine the two and turn them into one delicious dish?
And this is how Stuffed Shrimp Bread goodness was created.
It’s important that during the Holiday season I create food that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy while eating.
And one can’t have warm and fuzzy eating food without the addition of lots of cheese!
BTW, did I mention I was sneaking to make this dish while my seafood allergy having 15 year old is at school?
Yep, you know I have a side eye giving teenager who frowns upon seafood being cooked in this house.
I have to make sure I sanitize everything and leave no food evidence anywhere.
She has “seafood radar” she can smell it from a mile away, lol!
Back to cooking!
I took jumbo shrimp and I diced them into chunks and sauteed them in butter and olive oil with veggies and spices.
I also used roasted garlic but fresh garlic would work just fine.
Next, add mayo and sour cream to the mixture and fold in lots of cheese.
Stuff the mixture into your fresh Ciabatta loaf and bake until this baby starts to bubble, about 20 minutes.
You could also finish the bread with a few minutes under the broiler.
Garnish with green onions and serve.
- 1 1/2 lbs large shrimp, peeled, deveined, diced into 1/2 inch chunks
- 1 loaf Ciabatta bread
- 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 3/4 cup jack cheese, grated
- 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- green onions to garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut Ciabatta bread in half or slice of top of bread.
- Scoop out less than half a inch out of bread and set aside.
- Mix seasonings and set aside.
- Season shrimp with half of seasonings and set aside.
- In a large skillet, melt butter olive oil and cook onions, celery, bell pepper, for 5 minutes add garlic, season with remaining spices cook 1 minute more.
- Add shrimp cook for 5 minutes.
- Turn off heat.
- Add dry mustard, sour cream and mayonnaise to shrimp mixture, mix well.
- Add cheese and blend until melted.
- Stuff Ciabatta with mixture.
- Bake at 350°F oven for about 20-30 minutes until golden brown on top.
- Garnish with green onions.
- Cut into slices and serve.
- Serving Size: 4