Mushroom Shrimp Bruschetta

From a recipe in Waitrose Food Illustrated

2008 Nov/Dec

Ingredients:

  • 1 ciabatta
  • 4 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 celery sticks, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves finely diced
  • 12 oz fresh button mushrooms, larger ones halved
  • Salt & pepper
  • 12 oz large, peeled and de-veined raw shrimp
  • Small bunch Italian parsley, chopped

Directions:

Cut the ends off the ciabatta and slice horizontally. Cut each slab into 4 pieces. Brush the cut side with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and run under the broiler or grill to brown and crisp a bit. Keep warm. In a non-stick pan over medium heat, sauté the celery and garlic in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Fry until the garlic just begins to colour. Turn the heat up a bit and add the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and fry until the mushrooms are tender and a bit browned around the edges.

Add the shrimp and parsley and cook, stirring, until the shrimp turn pink and curl. Spoon the mixture over the ciabatta and serve immediately. Serves 8 as a starter.