Shrimp Crostini with Pepper Kumquat Compote

Cajun French:  griller (gree-ā) – toast (bread)

 

AppitizerWe were watching “A Chef’s Life” where the chef was making a mull using muscadines and John’s creative juices started flowing.  Shrimp was already on the menu for dinner along with steamed veggies and Kumquats were in our frig just waiting to be used; dinner was getting better and better.  Bellegarde Bakery fig and pecan bread had just been purchased from our farmers market and crostini, little toasts, was in the making.  Superb dish for an entree or appetizer.

Mais C’est Bon!

Enjoy!!

Ingredients:

Olive oil

1 ½ cups Kumquats (about 18)

¼ cup red onion, chopped

¾ cup Chardonnay

3 Tbl raw sugar

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp pepper flakes

6 small fresh carrots

1 small bunch fresh broccoli

12 med/lg shrimp, peeled and deveined.  Tails may be left on.

Cayenne pepper

Paprika

Salt

Goat cheese

Fig and pecan bread, sliced

 

Steam broccoli and carrots

 

Pepper Kumquat Compote

Cut each kumquat in 4 slices

Heat 1 tsp olive oil to medium in small cast iron skillet

Add chopped onions and sauté until translucent

Add kumquats, wine, sugar, cinnamon and pepper flakes

Simmer until kumquats are tender and liquid is thickened

 

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Brush bread with olive and sprinkle with salt

Heat cast iron griddle to medium

Place bread on griddle and toast each side

 

 

Shrimp CookedShrimp

Heat 1 Tbl olive oil to medium in cast iron skillet

Place shrimp in skillet

Season with cayenne, paprika and salt

Cook until pink then turn to other side

Season with paprika and cook until done

 

Crostini cheese kumquat shrimpBuild

Spread crostini with goat cheese

Place about 1 Tbl compote on cheese

Place cooked shrimp on top of compote

 

Serve with steamed broccoli and carrots

Crostini
Crostini
Spread Goat Cheese
Spread Goat Cheese
Adding Compote
Adding Compote
Crostini with Goat Cheese, Compote and Shrimp
Crostini with Goat Cheese, Compote and Shrimp
Plated
Plated
Kumquats
Kumquats
Sliced Kumquats
Sliced Kumquats
Onion Saute'
Onion Saute’
Adding Kumquats
Adding Kumquats
Adding Wine
Adding Wine
Adding Raw Sugar
Adding Raw Sugar
Adding Pepper Flakes
Adding Pepper Flakes
Simmering Compote
Simmering Compote
Compote Ready for Serving
Compote Ready for Serving
Shrimp
Shrimp
Seasoning Shrimp
Seasoning Shrimp
Cooked Shrimp
Cooked Shrimp
Black Fig and Pecan Bread
Black Fig and Pecan Bread
Crostini
Crostini
Fresh Broccoli and Carrots
Fresh Broccoli and Carrots
Steaming Veggies
Steaming Veggies
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