Curry Seafood Bruschetta

>> Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Remember the time when I used up half a French baguette from Baker's Delight and stuffed it with prawn and cream cheese (and ate it all by myself because I had no one to share it with?)

I thought it's about time that I post about the other half...it's fearful symmetry! (A terribly poetic usage, I know.)
And also to remind you that there are only a few days left for the Baker's Delight challenge - a chance for you to win a voucher to sample some of their new artisan range - just leave a comment on that post for your chance to win! :D 

Seafood curry is a first for me. And it made my kitchen smell crazy delicious that I'm pretty sure the neighbours were standing outside my door sniffing through the cracks. Scary (imaginary) neighbours.  The baguette is toasted to perfect crunchiness and the rich seafood and melting cheese that goes on top of it makes it the perfect snack anytime during the day.
Curry Seafood Bruschetta
  • 1/2 French baguette
  • 80-100g mixed seafood (fresh or frozen - I used fresh from the local seafood shop)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 50g cheese (I used mozarella)
  • handful of herbs (like parsley)
Preheat oven to 200C.

1. Put a pan over medium heat and once hot, add the olive oil and garlic. Stir until fragrant and slightly golden. 

2. Defrost the mixed seafood if necessary and add to the pan along with the herbs.
3. Once cooked/heated up, add the curry powder and stir around the pan until combined.
4. Add the milk and cream - let it cook for a few minutes and add the salt and pepper. 

5. Slice the baguette into around 2cm thick slices. Using a small knife, make a cut (lightly) around the centre of the slice and press down on it to create a cavity (to hold more toppings!).
6. Put the seafood mixture into the cavity of the baguette and put the cheese on top of each.
7. Back at 200C until the cheese melts (roughly 5-10 minutes - keep an eye out to make sure that sides of the baguette doesn't burn.)

21 comments:

grub December 1, 2010 at 1:10 AM  

curry and bread yummy! i just happened to make Japanese curry yesterday too, but i like that on pizza and cheese :P (it works, i tried it before hahaha!)

yet to try seafood curry, but i like my curry with meat or tofu / vege :D

chocolatesuze December 1, 2010 at 1:39 AM  

heh i like how you made an indent so you can stuff more topping on your bread!

j3ss kitch3n December 1, 2010 at 3:36 AM  

wow!! i love this!! i would gladly share this with you anytime viv!

sugarpuffi December 1, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

im still here!!! ohh still using the baguette from the giveaway? hehe. did u find someone to share it with this time?

ur cooking so often now! especially after u got ur dslr :p

Nilcha December 1, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

i love this post, seafood curry is a new thing also for me... thanks for sharing....

Julie December 1, 2010 at 10:31 PM  

omg cook for me please!

Joanne December 1, 2010 at 10:45 PM  

You know. If you ever need someone to help you get rid of another baguette, I'll be on a plane faster than you can imagine.

Especially if you're going to top it with curry. Ohmygod delicious.

Zoe December 2, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

These curry seafood bruschetta are great for finger food for parties. A very elegant way of serving important guests :D

Steph,  December 2, 2010 at 2:47 PM  

Hey viv! Its steph from girls high in chch - its been so long since we've been in touch but your blog came up in my newsfeed on facebook and so I had a look. Just wanted to say how awesome it is, I'm so impressed. I love cooking and baking and read food blogs all the time and yours is right up there! Hope everything is going well for you in your new city of Melbourne!

Vivienne December 2, 2010 at 11:34 PM  

grub: wow really, curry pizza?! haha how creative!

chocolatesuze: yesss the more toppings the better :P

j3sskitch3n: thanks girl! :)

sugarpuffi: nooo, i made this ages ago when it was still fresh :P just didnt post it until now hehe

Nilcha: thanks :))

Julie: Swap this with momofuku's pork belly please!

Joanne: i shall let u know next time i have baguette :D

Zoe: yea for sure! i need to get some important guests to my place! :P

Steph: STEPH! :D so good to hear from you!! Def have not talked to you for ages and thank you for your kind words! Had no idea that we share this love cooking and baking too...do share with me any delicious new finds or ideas you have :) I hope you're doing well too! Must catch up with you soon.

Jeannie December 3, 2010 at 12:47 PM  

Curried seafood! I love these! I know my boys will love these too!

Indie.Tea December 4, 2010 at 8:01 AM  

Oh! This sounds SO good! I want!!!

Maria @ Scandi Foodie December 4, 2010 at 9:27 AM  

That looks so delicious Vivienne! :-D

Erika Beth, the Messy Chef December 5, 2010 at 3:55 AM  

I always forget about bruschetta and this looks like a great recipe to reintroduce me to it. :)

Jen December 5, 2010 at 10:13 PM  

Love the shot of the raw seafood in the pan! Feel free to post food back to Sydney if you ever need somebody to share with ;)

Amy @ cookbookmaniac December 6, 2010 at 8:08 PM  

I love bruschetta. shall have to try this topping next time :)

Angela December 7, 2010 at 6:02 AM  

Gorgeous! I especially love that first skillet picture... you're magic with a camera.

Love the hole-in-the-bread trick. I'll have to steal it...

Elina (Russian Bites) December 7, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

This looks SO good. Baguettes are the best. Every time one is purchased, it is gone in one meal. No exceptions. This recipe would be great for entertaining... maybe I won't eat half a baguette in one sitting then ;)

megan @ whatmegansmaking December 7, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

I love any type of bruschetta. This looks awesome!

Forager @ The Gourmet Forager December 9, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

I love the idea of scooping out a little bread for extra stability & quantity - very nifty! Definitely stealing that idea next time I make bruschetta!

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