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Saucy Shrimp Sauté on Toast

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Hands-on time 21 mins
Total time 21 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 toast slices and about 3/4 cup shrimp mixture)

Check around for the best prices on shrimp: Sometimes, it's at the seafood counter; other times, it's in the freezer case. The garlic that's rubbed on the toast at the end lends lots of punch; for sensitive taste buds, skip that step. (Cost for 4: $11.11)


  • 5 garlic cloves, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 8 (3/4-ounce) slices whole-wheat French bread

Nutrition Information

  • calories 307
  • fat 13.7 g
  • satfat 5.9 g
  • monofat 4.6 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 20 g
  • carbohydrate 24 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 166 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 630 mg
  • calcium 80 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high. Thinly slice 4 garlic cloves; cut remaining garlic clove in half lengthwise.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shrimp; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add sliced garlic and tomatoes to pan; sauté 30 seconds or until tomatoes begin to soften.

  4. Combine chicken stock, lemon juice, and flour, stirring well with a whisk or fork.

  5. Add stock mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened.

  6. Reduce heat to medium-low. Gradually add butter pieces, stirring constantly until butter melts before adding more. Stir in salt, pepper, and parsley, if desired.

  7. Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute on each side or until toasted.

  8. Rub 1 side of each toast slice with cut sides of halved garlic clove. Spoon shrimp mixture over toast.

  9. 3 Ways to Riff: • Use the shrimp mixture as a sauce for a pasta toss. • Serve the shrimp mixture over brown rice, grits, or mashed potatoes. • Not into shrimp? Use chopped chicken instead.

Also appeared in: All You, November, 2015;