Feta-Shrimp Appetizers
  • 4 to 5 pita breads (about 6" diameter)
  • Softened butter
  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 8 ounces medium cooked, peeled shrimp, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • Sesame seeds
  • Paprika
  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Slip a sharp knife into the edge of pita breads and divide in half horizontally. Spread each half with butter. Cut each half into 5 or 6 triangles. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. To make the topping, crumble the feta cheese into a medium mixing bowl. Add shrimp, garlic, mayonnaise, chili powder, cumin, and mint. Spread topping generously on toasted triangles. Sprinkle each with sesame seeds, then dust with paprika.
  3. Turn oven to broiler position. Place prepared triangles (in batches, if needed) on broiler pan and broil until tops are brown and bubbly, about 5-7 minutes or until tops are browned and bubbly. Watch carefully as broilers differ and they can burn quickly.
  4. Serve immediately, or the triangles can be frozen after broiling. Reheat on a baking sheet from the frozen state at 450 degrees F for about 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Makes about 35-40 triangles.
Recipe by The Culinary Cellar at https://theculinarycellar.com/appetizer-for-the-holidays/