Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Feta-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with Shrimp #AppetizerWeek @NotSoSimpleSyrp

Cherry tomatoes filled with seasoned feta and topped with shrimp make one of the prettiest, easiest appetizers you can serve.

Welcome to Day 3 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.  Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan, we want to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread.  Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers.  We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes.  Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25.

I'd like to tell you that I made this with football games in mind but, truthfully, it was a great snack for taking on the sailboat.  I popped them in a small container and put it in the cooler with the cold beverages.  Finger food and appetizers are great for picnics or celebrations of any kind!

14 oz or 400g shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 14 medium sized)
Olive oil
14 cherry tomatoes
3 1/2 oz or 100g goat milk feta cheese
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
Small bunch green onions
Freshly ground black pepper

Gently sauté the shrimp in a drizzle of olive oil until just cooked.  Set aside to cool.  I cooked them with the tails still on then took them off.  It doesn't make a difference so you can just as easily take the tails off first.

Cut the tops off of your cherry tomatoes and run the knife around the inside to loosen the flesh.

Scoop the insides out.  I used my quarter teaspoon measuring spoon, which worked beautifully.  Discard the seeds.

Cut just a tiny slice of skin off the bottoms of the tomatoes so that they will stand upright.  Lay the tomatoes, hollow side down, on some paper towels.

Mince all but two or three of your green onions.  You'll need a few kept long for garnish.

Crumble your feta cheese in a small bowl, add in the yogurt, the minced green onion and a few generous grinds of fresh black pepper.  Mix thoroughly.

Fill the tomatoes with the seasoned feta.

Cut your remaining green onions into short lengths.  Poke a piece of green onion into the feta.

Put one shrimp on top of each filled tomato.  Press gently to stick the shrimp down.

Keep chilled until ready to serve.


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  1. These are beautiful! And I bet they taste terrific, too :)

  2. You are right - these are beautiful!! It sounds so good - my signature appetizers are fajita stuffed deviled eggs - which I've never made for the blogs, but signature dish!


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