Friday, June 18, 2010

Recipes for Summer Parties - and A Contest!

Here's the scoop:
We're having a contest (sort of) at Caron's Beach House. I spent about 3 hours writing and sending out the "Beach Club Member"  newsletter this morning full of fun recipes to enjoy with friends, and then I got to thinking about all of the blog readers that may not receive the newsletter..  So, thought maybe I should extend the contest to all of the blog readers too!

Happy Summer!

School's out..graduations are done.. time for vacations,  it's that time of year when we want to invite family and friends over to spend time on the deck, at a sandy beach, on board the boat, or gathered around a roaring beach fire. Time to relax, kick back, enjoying the laid back feel of summer sun 
and sea breezes....

**We're having a contest!  We're inviting our friends to share their favorite appetizer, dessert or cocktail concoctions,  just drop us a line! The first 5 that we receive will win a $10.00 gift certificate  from Caron's + we'll publish your recipe on the next newsletter!  (or blog post with credit given to you and your blog)

I am so looking forward to trying ALL of them! (Tom is excited too!) Here's where to send your entry:

Enjoy one of the recipes from the newsletter - courtesy of Coastal Living Magazine!  **For more beach party recipes - check out our Beach Club Newsletter!

Caron's Signature
Greek Shrimp Bruschetta - Courtesy of Coastal Living Magazine

So Easy - So Delish!
Here's what you need to get started:

  • 1/3  cup  olive oil, divided
  • 3/4  pound  small fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  minced garlic
  • 2  large plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2  cup  sliced green onion
  • 1/2  cup  crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4  cup  finely chopped parsley
  • 1  tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 2  teaspoons  minced fresh thyme
  • 1  teaspoon  Greek seasoning
  • 1  French baguette, cut diagonally into 1/4 inch-thick slicesHeat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté shrimp and garlic 3 to 4 minutes until shrimp are cooked.
Transfer to a small bowl and chill.
Combine tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in shrimp. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Place bread slices on a baking sheet; brush bread with remaining olive oil. Bake at 375º for 8 minutes. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon shrimp mixture onto each bread slice.

These look so easy to prepare - and delicious!  Could see how you easily impress your friends with your host/hostess skills - 

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Have a wonderful Father's Day weekend - see you at the beach!


Privet and Holly said...

Hi Caron! This looks like great fun... If I wasn't going on a trip tomorrow at the crack of dawn, I'd whip out my recipe book, now. As it is, I'm trying to sneak in a few visits to my favorite blogs before packing up my computer : ) Hope you get a bunch of yummy entries! xx Suzanne

Erin | Bygone Living said...

Love the recipe! I'll try to think of one to send ya :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Great recipe. Just found your blog via fb, get your blog followers. I'm from South Miami and the Keys, so this blog is definitely the one for me. I have been on hiatus while editing my novel,(and I had pneumonia) but am due to start blogging again on Monday. Have a lovely weekend.

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