Surely I am not the only one out there who think appetizers are one of the best parts of any party or get-together?! Are you with me? Who doesn’t love a good cheesy dip, a loaded bruschetta or that perfect little bite that you just have to circle back for?! I am constantly pinning appetizers to my Savory Stuff Pinterest board, so if you need someone to bring the apps, I’m your girl! And do I have an awesome shrimp appetizer that you will want to pin and make today!
Shrimp Nachos with Creamy Garlic Cheese Sauce
These shrimp nachos start with crispy tortilla chips that are topped with mild Monterey Jack cheese, then layered with gorgeous Florida shrimp sauteed in garlic and lemon and finally topped with a little Parmesan cheese and drizzled with a warm, rich creamy garlic cheese sauce! Talk about YUM!
And let’s talk Florida! If you remember, as a Fresh from Florida Ambassador, I have the absolute pleasure of sharing some of the most amazing ingredients from the great Sunshine State with you. Like my fresh and light Key Lime Butter Grilled Grouper!
Well this month, I headed to my local grocery store – you can also stop by the nearest seafood market – to pick up these beautiful, pink Florida shrimp! The seafood around here couldn’t be fresher – we are surrounded by water on three sides after all 😉
I peeled and deveined these guys and rinsed them in cold water before I popped them in a sizzling pan for a saute in olive oil and garlic. The shrimp cook quickly so it wasn’t long before I was assembling this shrimp appetizer!
Shrimp nachos have all the best elements of a warm, shrimp alfredo dish – creamy sauce, plump shrimp, garlic – but none of the messy noodles and no fork required! You can add any other toppings that you may like: jalapeños, diced tomatoes or avocado. But we stuck with shrimp and this ooey gooey cheesy goodness:
Speaking of family, Chris, my husband, is a born and raised Florida boy and the biggest seafood fan ever … so, do you have a go-to shrimp appetizer or entree that I just have to make?! Tell me all about it or leave a link in the comments!
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