Limoncello Shrimp Crostini

This Limoncello Shrimp Crostini is a delicious sweet and savory appetizer! This shrimp appetizer has amazing hints of lemon, seafood, and caramelized garlic, all mixed together to create something phenomenal!

Limoncello Shrimp Crostini is made up of agrodolce sauce with shrimp, caramelized garlic and parsley spooned over crusty French bread! Ready in 20 minutes! #crostinirecipes #limoncello www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Limoncello Shrimp Crostini is made up of agrodolce sauce with shrimp, caramelized garlic and parsley spooned over crusty French bread! Ready in 20 minutes!

I recently made a large batch of homemade Limoncello. When I say large… I’m talking two large jugs of limoncello.

While there is no such thing as “too much limoncello,” I felt like I needed to figure out how to use it in unconventional methods, like using it in a savory dish like Limoncello Shrimp Crostini.

Limoncello Shrimp Crostini isn’t just liquor and seafood over bread. Instead, sugar from homemade simple syrup, blended into lemon infused vodka, reduces down to a beautiful pale yellow agrodolce.

What is a agrodole? Agrodole is an Italian sauce that is made up of sweet and sour elements. The name comes from “agro” which means sour, and “dolce” which means sweet.

It is traditionally made using vinegar and sugar, and boiling it down until it reduces.

Limoncello Shrimp Crostini is made up of agrodolce sauce with shrimp, caramelized garlic and parsley spooned over crusty French bread! Ready in 20 minutes! #crostinirecipes #limoncello www.savoryexperiments.com

I added thick slices of garlic, which  caramelize and add flavor and texture. The last piece of Limoncello Shrimp Crostini are succulent shrimp and freshly snipped parsley.

Spooned over day-old crusty bread and you have an appetizer worthy of gracing any table at a 5-star restaurant.

For my Limoncello Shrimp Crostini, I use a medium sized shrimp because I like having a piece of shrimp in each bite, but feel free to use a large, jumbo or colossal shrimp.

limoncello in a small glass with fresh lemons

Use a heavy bottomed pan to prevent to prevent the sugars in the sauce from burning. This dish can also be served in bread bowl, similar to my Creamy Shrimp Scampy Bread Bowl.

It is a little too sweet to serve over pasta and serve for a main course. Leave out the garlic, parsley and shrimp and drizzle over vanilla bean ice cream for dessert.

This is just one of the many recipes that use limoncello! Apart from using it in a drink, you can incorporate it into multiple recipes.

Cakes, cupcakes, cookies, trifles, tiramisu, pies, tarts, ice cream, macarons, cheesecake, biscotti, even in popsicles!

Limoncello Shrimp Crostini is made up of agrodolce sauce with shrimp, caramelized garlic and parsley spooned over crusty French bread! Ready in 20 minutes! #crostinirecipes #limoncello www.savoryexperiments.com

The possibilities are literally endless with limoncello, so get creative and make something!

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Limoncello Shrimp Crostini is made up of agrodolce sauce with shrimp, caramelized garlic and parsley spooned over crusty French bread! Ready in 20 minutes! #crostinirecipes #limoncello www.savoryexperiments.com
Limoncello Shrimp Crostini is made up of agrodolce sauce with shrimp, caramelized garlic and parsley spooned over crusty French bread! Ready in 20 minutes! #crostinirecipes #limoncello www.savoryexperiments.com

Limoncello Shrimp Crostini

4.60 from 5 votes
Limoncello Shrimp Crostini is an agrodolce sauce with shrimp, garlic and parsley spooned over crusty French bread.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add limoncello, prepare for steam and sizzle, and allow to simmer and reduce for 5 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, turning until pink and curly.
  • When sauce is sticky and reduced to a syrup consistency, stir in parsley and season with fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Spoon over crusty French bread and enjoy your Limoncello Shrimp Crostini!

Nutrition

Calories: 351 kcal, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 25 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9 g, Cholesterol: 160 mg, Sodium: 1058 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 2 g
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 351
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: shrimp crostini
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Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. Jessica, this reminds of a dish my grandmother would make. You have definitely elevated the recipe with your delicious homemade Limoncello. This is a must make for me, I know my husband and son in law will love this. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. Pinning/sharing.

  2. As a lover of both lemon and shrimp I would love to try this! Had never heard of limoncello until now, but that will have to change soon! Superb recipe, thanks for sharing……….

  3. Wow, Jessica, you nailed this one. Such a creative and simple way to use limoncello. YUM! Pinned.

  4. Ok, so I have to admit that this looks “lick the plate and maybe the pan too yummy” My mouth is watering.

  5. Feel free to ship some of that limoncello my way!! 🙂 This shrimp crostini looks delicious! PS…It was so nice to meet and cook with you this weekend! Please keep in touch!

  6. Love that you used limoncello in a savory dish. You’re brilliant, girl. Loved seeing you this past weekend! Hope it happens again soon 🙂

  7. These look ridiculously good. Like RIDICULOUSLY. The color of the sauce, and the way it just cloaks the shrimp is absolutely irresistible!

  8. What a fun and flavorful recipe. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s so unexpected. I love lemon so I know I’d love this!!!