Spread the party bread or crackers with mayonnaise. Toasted dark rye bread slices dusted with garlic powder work well as the base for these treats.
Cut the anchovies in half lengthways and lay them on the mayonnaise in the form of a tic-tac-toe bracket. Put one or more scallion pieces in the middle of the “bracket.”
Top each slice with a cooked, peeled shrimp. That’s it. It’s just that simple.
You can dress this up a little more by dusting the appetizer with a little paprika, and you can also sprinkle on a little chopped fresh parsley.
I’ve also made these using a dusting of Parmesan or Romano cheese. These small appetizers really pack a punch in the flavor department and go well with many party beverages.
If you’re not going to have a party, just use all the ingredients to make a tasty sandwich.
This will give you a party of flavor in your mouth and will be quite satisfying (especially if your football team is winning).
Readers with questions or comments for Dave Kessler may write to him in care of this publication.