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Spicy Eggplant Shrimp Bruschetta

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Spanish onion 1 Medium, peeled and diced
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), peeled, finely chopped (Plus 2 Cloves Garlic, Peeled And Lightly Crushed)
  Italian eggplant/Japanese eggplant 1 1⁄2 Pound, cut 1/2 inch cubes
  Salt To Taste
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Tomatoes/Whole tomatoes - 2 cups canned, drained and chopped 2 Pound, peeled, seeded and chopped
  Kalamata olives 14 , pitted and finely chopped
  Canned capers 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), drained (In Brine)
  Snipped fresh basil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Peasant boule slice 8 (Round Loaf, 3/4 Inch Thick)
  Extra-virgin olive oil 1 Teaspoon (For Brushing The Bread)
  Large shrimp 1 1⁄2 Pound, peeled and deveined
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Heat the grill or broiler.

MAKING
2. In a Dutch oven Heat the olive oil over medium heat and saute the onion stirring it often, until it is soft.
3. Add the red pepper flakes and the chopped garlic and saute the garlic until it is fragrant.
4. Then add the eggplant with a dash of salt and saute the eggplant, stirring it constantly, until it begins to soften, approximately 3 minutes.
5. In the Dutch oven, simmer the ingredients adding water for 2 minutes, then add the tomatoes stirring the sauce well, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer the sauce, stirring it often, for 15 minutes.
6. Add the olives and capers and simmer the sauce 5 minutes longer, add the basil and set the sauce aside.
7. On each side of the sliced bread, rub with the lightly crushed garlic and brush on both sides with the extra-virgin olive oil.
8. Grill or broil the bread until the slices are golden.
9. Return the sauce to the stove and bring the sauce to a simmer over high heat.
10. Add the shrimp and cook stirring them constantly, until they just turn pink, approximately 2 minutes.
11. Season the shrimp with the salt and pepper.

SERVING
12. On a plate place 1 or 2 slices of bread, spoon some of the eggplant and shrimp and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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