March 2, 2013

Spicy Guacamole Shrimp Melts {& Concord Foods Seasoning Mix GIVEAWAY}

Guacamole Shrimp Melts

Oh, I have a very exciting post today!  You know why?  Well, because I'm sharing a very easy, very yummy recipe featuring two wonderful products from Concord Foods.  But that's not all.  It's also because one of you gets to try these wonderful products, too!  That's right.  Compliments of Concord Foods, I get to give away a sampler pack of their guacamole and salsa seasoning mixes to a reader of The Kitchen is My Playground.  Yay!

And that makes me happy.  Because I love to give gifts.  So now let's check out what I made with Concord Foods' stuff so you can get going with entering to win the sampler pack.  Ok?

Concord Foods produces an innovative selection of companion items for fresh produce, including guacamole and salsa seasoning mixes, smoothie mixes, potato toppings, dessert mixes, caramel dips, and strawberry glazes ... among a whole host of other yummy things.

I worked with their five varieties of guacamole seasoning and two varieties of salsa seasoning to create these scrumptiously satisfying Spicy Guacamole Shrimp Melts.  With layers of fresh guacamole, tender shrimp sauteed in spicy salsa, and ooey-gooey melted cheese, these open-faced beauties can bring a whole new meaning to 'sandwich night.'

And they're easy, too.

Simply get yourself a nice loaf of Italian or French bread and cut it in half lengthwise.  Spread the bread with some butter and broil it just a tad, kind of like you're making garlic bread ... without, well, the garlic.  Then spread the bread with some guacamole, spoon on shrimp that have been quickly sauteed in salsa, top with cheese slices, and broil it for a couple of minutes until the cheese is all nice and melty and bubbly.
Oh, and then one more thing.  Sprinkle on a touch of crumbled bacon.  'Cause bacon makes everything better.

Mmmmm.

Cut each bread half into a few big hunks and you've got yourself Spicy Guacamole Shrimp Melts.  A wonderfully hearty choice for sandwich night, don't you think?



Now, are you ready to win this sampler pack from Concord Foods?

The sampler pack will include one packet of each of Concord Foods' five varieties of guacamole mix, one packet of each of their two varieties of salsa seasoning mix, and three additional product packets that will be a surprise ... because we all like surprises, right?  That's ten product packets in all.


Simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win!  Entries can be submitted until midnight Eastern time on Saturday, March 9th.
Guacamole Flavors:  Classic, Classic Spicy, Mild, Extra Spicy, Authentic with Cilantro & Lime
Salsa Flavors:  Mild, Hot

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Spicy Guacamole Shrimp Melts
Source:  A Tracey original
Ingredients
  • 1 14-inch loaf Italian or French bread
  • 3/4 to 1 lb. medium-sized uncooked shrimp, shells removed and cleaned
  • 3/4 c. prepared salsa*
  • 2 c. prepared guacamole*
  • 6 slices Monterey Jack or Provolone cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 T. softened butter or margarine
  • olive oil
Directions
  1. Cut bread loaf in half lengthwise. Spread the cut side of each half with approximately 1 tablespoon of the butter. Place bread halves on a foil-lined broiler pan or baking sheet; place under preheated broiler until the butter is melted and the bread is just beginning to get some very lightly browned areas, approximately 2 to 3 minutes depending on your broiler.
  2. Preheat a small drizzle of olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and salsa; saute until the shrimp are cooked through, approximately 4 minutes.
  3. Spread the guacamole evenly over the broiled bread halves and then spoon the shrimp and salsa mixture evenly over the guacamole. Top each bread half with three of the cheese slices. Broil for about 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
  4. Cut each bread half into three (or more) pieces and serve.
Notes:
- * For the salsa, I used Concord Foods Mild Salsa Mix plus the 4 plum tomatoes and 1/4 cup diced red onion used to prepare it.  You could also use bottled salsa.  For the guacamole, I used Concord Foods Authentic Guacamole Mix plus the 2 avocados used to prepare it.  You could also use purchased fully-prepared guacamole or make your own, using 2 avocados to yield about 2 cups.
- This is a very flexible recipe ... change it up to suit your personal tastes!
- Broiling the bread with butter prior to layering on the guacamole and shrimp/salsa mixture is optional, but we like the texture it provides.
- Store leftovers wrapped up in the refrigerator.  Pop them back under the broiler briefly to warm them back up, or we enjoy them just fine cold.
- My Mom and Dad have been known to wrap the shrimp melts in foil and enjoy them on-the-go as picnic fare.

Enjoy!
This sponsorship is brought to you by Concord Foods who we have partnered with for this promotion.  All opinions are those of Tracey at The Kitchen is My Playground.


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25 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful!

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  2. I would like the mild salsa and Authentic Guacamole

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  3. leslie:
    We prefer mild in our house.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  4. Would love to try these
    smokisno@yahoo.com

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  5. I'd love to try the authentic guacamole. Well, come to think of it, I'd love to try them all!
    Donna F.

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  6. The authentic Guac Mix, although we do like spicy stuff now and again.

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  7. The Authentic with Cilantro & Lime
    Salsa Flavors sounds great!

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  8. Authentic with Cilantro & Lime!

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  9. We like heat - let's try the extra spicy!

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  10. all of them because guacamole and salsa are delicious!

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  11. Anything with guacamole is going to be good!

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  12. I definitely would like to try classic spicy. yum!

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  13. Wow this looks great! I am so excited because I already have all these ingredients on hand, so I will make this for lunch today. YUM Thank you for the great idea. I found your blog via the Marvelous Monday Link Party

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    1. Can I come over for lunch? {just kidding} Hope you enjoyed your guacamole shrimp melts!

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  14. I liked the Extra Spicy Guac! Some like it hot!

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  15. This looks so good! I never would of thought to try something like this. Pinning now and making later!

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  16. This looks freakin amazing!! I would like the classic spicy guacamole and the hot salsa.

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  17. classic spicy guac for the kids!

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  18. i'd like the Authentic with Cilantro & Lime

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  19. These open faced Sammie's look scrumptious!
    I'd choose classic, mild, authentic with cilantro, and spicy!
    Thanks for a chance to win!!!

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  20. I'd love the authentic with cilantro and lime. Yummy!

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  21. I love shrimp and avocado together and this just puts it up a notch more. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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