Cheesy Shrimp Canapes

Makes: 20

  • 10 slices white bread
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 6 ounces cooked shrimp, cleaned and chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss Cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Dill weed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a 2-inch round fluted pastry cutter, cut 2 circles from each bread slice. (Reserve scraps for crumbs). In small saucepan, melt butter and add thyme. Brush bread circles with this mixture. Place on a cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes, until golden. Meanwhile, combine shrimp with cheese, mayonnaise, bread crumbs and salt. When circles are cool, put a rounded Tablespoon of shrimp mixture on each. Sprinkle with a pinch of dill and place under broiler for about 3 minutes.

This is an easy make-ahead: toast circles early in the day, mix topping, and refrigerate. Put together and pop in broiler as guests arrive!