Tis the holiday season ! People will come and go and all I can think about is delicious food and baked goods. I was putting up my christmas decorations and made this treat for myself. This one bite appetizer is super easy and quick to whip up. Elegant enough to entertain a crowd or to treat your own tummy on a cold night. Might I suggest a glass of Pinot Grigio to go with it !
1 lb of cooked shrimp ( you can use the frozen cocktail shrimp, just take the tails off)
1/2 Tbsp of olive oil
1 cup of finely chopped onions (use the frozen kind if you are in a time crunch)
1/2 Tbsp of finely minced garlic
2 Tbsp of Tomato paste
2 Tbsp of dried Tarragon
salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and a light squeeze of lemon juice– to taste.
Crackers to top with
In a pan, heat olive oil and saute garlic and onions till soft and fragrant.
Add in the tomato paste and cook for a min till the onions and tomatoes come together.
Add the shrimp and tarragon and season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and lemon juice.
Cook for a few minutes till all the ingredients come together.
Take off the heat and cool.
Top crackers with the shrimp and serve warm.
Should you choose to turn it into a meal, toss the shrimp mixture with freshly cooked pasta and a dash of heavy cream and you have an elegant dinner !