Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Bianca Sotelo
This app is pure retro comfort food, but we've lightened and updated these toasts by baking instead of frying them. The idea is to come up with a substantial nibble to pair with each wine—which together add up to dinner. This bite-size app is perfectly paired with a crisp, dry white or rosé.
1. Preheat oven to broil. Combine shrimp, shallots, tarragon, mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and egg white in a bowl, and mix gently.
2. Lay bread slices on a baking sheet and broil about 6 in. from heat until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Turn slices over, spread with cream cheese, and top with shrimp mixture. Broil just until shrimp mixture turns pink and begins to brown, about 6 minutes.
3. Serve hot, garnished with tarragon sprigs and lemon wedges.