Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Bianca Sotelo 

YieldsServes 6Total Time20 mins
AuthorSara Schneider

This app is pure retro comfort food, but we've lightened and updated these toasts by baking instead of frying them. The idea is to come up with a substantial nibble to pair with each wine—which together add up to dinner. This bite-size app is perfectly paired with a crisp, dry white or rosé. 

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to broil. Combine shrimp, shallots, tarragon, mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and egg white in a bowl, and mix gently.

Step 2
2

Lay bread slices on a baking sheet and broil about 6 in. from heat until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Turn slices over, spread with cream cheese, and top with shrimp mixture. Broil just until shrimp mixture turns pink and begins to brown, about 6 minutes.

Step 3
3

Serve hot, garnished with tarragon sprigs and lemon wedges.

Ingredients

 8 ounces shelled, deveined shrimp, patted dry and minced
 2 tablespoons minced shallots
 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon, plus sprigs for garnish
 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
 1 tablespoon lemon juice
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/4 teaspoon pepper
 1 large egg white, beaten until frothy
 6 slices rustic French- or Italian-style bread
  About 1/2 cup (4 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
 6 lemon wedges

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to broil. Combine shrimp, shallots, tarragon, mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and egg white in a bowl, and mix gently.

Step 2
2

Lay bread slices on a baking sheet and broil about 6 in. from heat until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Turn slices over, spread with cream cheese, and top with shrimp mixture. Broil just until shrimp mixture turns pink and begins to brown, about 6 minutes.

Step 3
3

Serve hot, garnished with tarragon sprigs and lemon wedges.

Mustard-Tarragon Shrimp Toasts