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Shrimp on Flats

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 4 mins
Cool time 30 mins
Broil time 5 mins
Yield Makes 10 to 12 appetizer servings
You can make the salad for this appetizer up to 24 hours in advance.


  • 12 ounces unpeeled, large raw shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh tarragon*
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (8.5-oz.) French bread baguette, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

How to Make It

  1. Peel shrimp; devein, if desired. Stir together shrimp and 1 Tbsp. olive oil in large nonstick skillet; sprinkle with pepper and salt.

  2. Cook shrimp over medium-high heat 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp to a large bowl, and toss with 1 tsp. lime juice. Cool completely (about 30 minutes). Finely chop shrimp.

  3. Preheat oven to broil. Process parsley, sour cream, yogurt, and remaining 2 tsp. lime juice in a food processor or blender until parsley is finely chopped. Season parsley sauce with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Stir together shrimp, tarragon, and next 3 ingredients in large bowl. Place 1 Tbsp. shrimp mixture on top of each slice of French bread, and place on a baking sheet.

  5. Broil 5 inches from heat 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp mixture is lightly browned. Remove from oven, and drizzle with parsley sauce. Serve immediately.

  6. *1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh thyme may be substituted.

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