Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Bianca Sotelo 

YieldsServes 6
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