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Now that the new year is approaching us, we’re thinking about New Year’s parties…and of course, the food that comes along with those parties! Here’s an easy appetizer idea you could whip together well before your guests arrive (or before you have to leave!) from Lisa at the Snappy Gourmet. Plus, they are just so pretty!

Creamy Chipotle Shrimp Crostini

Ingredients:

32 thin baguette slices (about 1 long baguette)
Olive oil
1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Saucy Mama Santa Fe Creamy Chipotle Dressing, divided
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped; divided
Salt & Pepper to taste
32 precooked large shrimp (about 1 lb), deveined & shell removed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly brush both sides of baguette slices with oil. Arrange on baking sheet in single layer. Cook about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until toasted and golden brown. Cool.

Meanwhile, mix together cream cheese, 1/2 cup chipotle dressing, 1/4 cup cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste.

Spread cream cheese/chipotle spread over baguette slices then top each with a shrimp. Drizzle remaining chipotle dressing on top and garnish with remaining cilantro.

Makes 32

SNAPPY TIPS: You can make the different components of this recipe ahead of time then just assemble before serving.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: You could substitute one of Saucy Mama’s other sauces for the Sante Fe Creamy Chipotle Dressing. If you don’t like shrimp, thin slices of grilled beef would all work great.

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