Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Presidential Shrimp Tapas
Rustic Shrimp Tapas
What in the world are Tapas? Simply, they're Spanish-inspired snacks in the form of canapés or appetizers. They're excellent with a drink or wine. Savory nibblers made up of several ingredients, with extra depth and dimension. **
I conjoured this one up last night while watching the 2012 election. Oh, gosh, I just couldn't help myself... again! Needed something to distract me. Talk about easy. Let's get right to it!
Preheat Oven to 425°
20 medium shelled (de-tailed) fresh or frozen RAW shrimp
2 tsp. olive oil or just vegetable spray
4 tbls chopped chives
10 sliced black olives
12 oz. shredded Mexican cheese
1/2 bag shredded mozzarella cheese
tsp cumin or taco seasoning
4 cups of round unflavored tortilla chips
4 slices of semi-cooked bacon cut in one inch bites
1 cup drained pineapple chunks (optional)
1/2 cup (more if you like) sliced jarred jalapeno peppers
Your favorite salsa or picante sauce
Oil medium foiled pizza pan
Spread out and layer ingredients as follows: tortilla chips, shrimp, Mexican cheese,
mozzarella, pineapple, bacon, jalapenos, chives, seasoning.
Spray the top of all layered ingredients
Place in oven for 8 minutes or until edges of chips and cheese are charred. Let it cool a bit. It's VERY HOT!
When you serve, tear a small handful from the tapa, dish out, and dip into salsa. You can also top it with avocado, sour cream.
You'll thank me in 4 years during the next election. *wink*
**For a REAL treat, check out the origin and legends on this little goody!
Try it and comment here on results. Questions and suggestions welcome! Thanks ya'll!