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Caramelized Onion & Shrimp Bruschetta

November/December 2007

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Caramelized onion and golden raisins add sweet balance to shrimp in this easy bruschetta. It can be assembled in just a few minutes if you make the onion spread ahead of time. For a vegetarian option, serve topped with crumbled feta.



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Caramelized Onion & Shrimp Bruschetta

Makes: 2 dozen bruschetta

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 thin slices baguette, toasted
  • 24 peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, (26-30 per pound)

Preparation

  1. Place raisins in a small bowl and cover with boiling water; set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until the onions are softened and beginning to color, 5 to 10 minutes. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden brown, 15 to 25 minutes more.
  3. Drain and chop the raisins; add to the onions along with capers, dill, pepper and salt. Cook uncovered, stirring, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Top each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon onion spread and 1 shrimp.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Bring the spread to room temperature before assembling.

Nutrition

Per bruschetta: 61 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 26 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 1 g fiber; 100 mg sodium; 95 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat


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Appetizer
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Easy
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Mediterranean
Total Time
More than 1 hour
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Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
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8 or more
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Shellfish
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