May 26 2010
You must be wondering what the heck is pepperoni and shrimp doing together? No, it’s not a pizza. And no, it’s not some weird jambalaya hybrid. It’s actually an appetizer we came up with one day when we scrounged to put together a quick dish to bring over to our friend’s house for a get-together. You can thank Daniel for this one, because he basically has a stash of pepperoni that he freezes and will try to put pepperoni on everything. Originally, we were just going to butterfly the shrimp and add some caramelized onions and cheese on top, but Daniel had to insist on an extra slice of pepperoni. Since I try to be a health nut, I don’t really care for additional calories and fat, so we decided to make half the batch with pepperoni and half without. To make a long story short, the spicy and salty flavor from the pepperoni marries well with the sweet caramelized onions and the creamy melted cheese – all wrapped up in a nice piece of shrimp. I have to say, it was definitely more tasty than my “healthy” version… duh! So if you happen to have a secret stash of pepperoni lying around, you may want to whip up some of these Pepperoni Shrimp Bites for yourself and make your taste buds happy.
To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Pepperoni Shrimp Bites