When holidays roll around my family often gets too busy planning the sit down meal and dessert(s) to think about any sort of munchie food prior to the main event. This generally leads to people snatching pieces of Italian deli meat, pickles, black olives, artichokes and other first course items while they’re still being prepared. Every now and then, we’ll remember, “Oh yeah! We should have appetizers!”
When making a big meal for a lot of people I think it’s easy to overlook appetizers. Not only that but when you remember that you should have some appetizers it often feels like they’re one more thing to do on a very long to-do list.
In the spirit of keeping it easy, (but delicious) I made this bacon wrapped shrimp with avocado on garlic toast (Could I have made than name any longer?) It is both easy, incredibly good and should hold everyone over until you can sit down for a full meal.
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Avocado on Garlic Toast
- 1 baguette of skinny French bread, sliced into pieces about 1/2 inch wide
- 1 head of garlic, roasted or softened in the microwave
- 3 Tbsp. of olive oil
- 12-15 large shrimp, peeled, deveined with tails removed
- 2-3 avocados, smashed as seasoned with sea salt or as you like
- Half a package of bacon slices, cut in half
- 1/4 cup of cilantro
- 2 Tbsp. of green onion
- 2 limes
- 1/2 Tbsp. Chili powder
- 1/2 Tbsp. of garlic salt
- Fresh cracked paper to taste
1. Brush 2 Tbsp. of olive oil onto the bread. Add your garlic. You can either chop it into small pieces or if it’s soft enough (usually from roasting) you can spread it on the bread.
2. Broil the bread for a few minutes until it is golden brown and crusty.
3. While the bread cooks add your shrimp to a bowl with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil and the juice of one lime.
4. Add your chili powder, garlic salt and black pepper.
5. Wrap each shrimp with half a slice of bacon.
6. Once the bread is done preheat the oven to 450.
7. Cook the shrimp and bacon for 10-15 minutes. Check it after 10.
8. Then broil the shrimp and bacon for 5-8 minutes until the bacon is crusty.
9. Spread a thick layer of avocado onto the bread.
10. Sprinkle the cilantro on top of the avocado.
11. Add your shrimp and bacon to the top and then sprinkle with green onion.
12. Serve immediately with another squeeze of lime over the top.
I hope you love this quick, little appetizer. You can actually eat it in two or three bites with your fingers or a fork. Hopefully it will also help to keep you from picking at the pickles and antipasto tray. 🙂
Happy eating friends! For more appetizer ideas, click here.
Everything is better with bacon! I am hosting Christmas dinner and was looking for some yummy apps to make. These sound like a winner.
Whats not to love about these appetizers. You have bacon, garlic toast, avocado and shrimp. Never turn these down.
These look totally mouth-watering! I’ll have to try them out. Also, I LOVE the way you styled these appetizers!
Omg. I am going to make these for Christmas. They look so yummy. Pinning this for later. Thanks for sharing.
These look so yummy! I would love this and my husband would totally hate it (he hates shrimp). Definitely good for a holiday party.
All of my favorite things in one! Bacon and avocado! Thanks for sharing!
I am totally making these Christmas day!
Those bacon wrapped shrimp are the stuff of legends. Avocado and shrimp in bacon is an amazing idea and guests will really love these. They are worth the effort.
these look amazing, and so elegant!
Bacon makes everything better! These look so delicious and beautiful. We often have appetizer style meals because it’s easier with all the holiday hustle and bustle. I;m adding these to my list.
You would of had me with avocado garlic toast, but add some bacon and shrimp… good grief this sounds delicious!
These looks so delicious! Bacon and avocado are two of my favorite foods, so this is a winner!
Oh my goodness your food photography is amazing! Wow photography goals for sure. Any tips? If you haven’t written a photography post yet you should!!!
These little bits must pack a powerful flavor punch. I love the idea of adding avocado for that creamy rich flavor. It must pair so nicely with the smokiness of the garlic and bacon.
This is the perfect appetizer– all of my favourite things! I’m making this for girls’ night for sure!
The flavors are going to be amazing with this appetizer! It’s definitely going to be a crowd favorite during gatherings! Thanks for the lovely recipe!
These look amazing! My family always does some sort of finger food spread on Christmas Eve, and this definitely just made the menu! I can’t wait to try them!
This is such a classy looking appetizer. I’ve honestly never tasted shrimp, or any kind of seafood for that matter. But I’m pretty positive that if I had these at a party, people would eat them in a hurry. They have a little bit of everything! And people really do go crazy for bacon!
So I totally want to reach through the screen and grab one of those bacon wrapped shrimp appetizers RIGHT NOW!! These sound delish! I mean can you go wrong with shrimp, bacon or avocado? I think not. 🙂
This is a perfectly elegant appetizer that I would love having on my table. So many flvors that perfectly blend together.
Oh my goodness these look so delicious! I want to go make them now. Definitely looks like a perfect appetizer for the holidays.
You had me at bacon and avocado! This appetizer sounds super delicious!
Holy. smokes. This looks heavenly! <3 <3 Sooooo bad with pregnancy cravings! I need to stop reading at night. LOL
I’m not the biggest fan of bacon but those appetizers look so delicious
This appetizer almost looks too good to eat – almost!! This looks delicious and honestly you had my attention at bacon!
This is like the perfect combination of some of my favourite things! I could absolutely do with one right now. I’d imagine they definitely go down a storm.
I am not a fan of shrimp, but let me tell you I’d put double the bacon on there in replacement of that shrimp. Bacon is yummy!
These look absolutely amazing! I would love to whip them up on Christmas Eve!
These look so yummy, and they have all of my favorite things! I’ve made bacon wrapped scallops, but never shrimp. I’m going to give this a try!
I love just about everything with bacon and avocado. I may make these for our New Years Eve party.