Creamy Seafood over Toast Points

An elegant presentation with a sensational taste.
Servings 6
Prep Time


  • 6 (1/2-inch) slices Byerly's Artisan Vienna Bread
  • no stick cooking spray
  • 4 tbsp Butter divided
  • 2 tbsp minced shallots
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 2 1/2 cups Milk preferably 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper
  • 1 lbs shrimp (26-30 count) raw, peeled and deveined
  • 2 6 1/2 ounce) cans Miller's Select Imperial Lumb Crabmeat
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach thawed, completely drained
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/8 tsp White Pepper


  1. Place bread slices on baking sheet. Spray tops of bread with no stick cooking spray. Bake in a preheated 400 F oven until slightly brown on top (about 10-12 minutes). Remove from oven. In large non-reactive saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add shallots; saute 1 minute. Stir in flour, craeting a roux. Stir roux until just fragrant, but not darkened (about 1 minute). Whisk in milk, salt and pepper. Continue whisking until sauce thickens (about 4-6 minutes). Add shrimp and sherry and continue cooking until shrimp are opaque (about 4-6 minutes). Remove from heat; very gently stir in crab and parsley. Set aside; keep warm. In large skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Add spinach; saute 3 minutes, breaking up pieces. Stir in salt and pepper. Set aside; keep warm.
  2. To Assemble: Cut each slice of bread in half diagonally and place on serving platter. Top each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon wilted spinach. Divide seafood sauce evenly over spinach. For a main dish serving, place two diagonal slices of bread at angles overlapping one another on a plate. Top with 2 tablespoons wilted spinach. Divide seafood sauce evenly among plates. Serve immediately.
  3. Tip: Lump crabmeat is very delicate. Be sure to stir as little as possible after adding crab to sauce. It will start to shred with very little stirring.