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!
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.
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.
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!
The possibilities are literally endless with limoncello, so get creative and make something!
More shrimp recipes:
Limoncello Shrimp Crostini
- 1 slices loaf French bread cut into 1-inch and toasted
- 1 pound medium shrimp de-veined and peeled
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups limoncello
- 2 tablespoons parsley roughly chopped
- Fine sea salt and finely ground black pepper for seasoning
- 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!
This looks so fancy and delicious!
This is absolutely gorgeous. It’s so pretty. I bet this looks amazing on the table at dinner parties.
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.
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……….
These look amazing! The perfect appetizer!
I think this is a great way to use some of that homemade limoncello! It looks delicious.
What a great idea! I can’t wait to have a party and serve this! Pinned!
Wow, Jessica, you nailed this one. Such a creative and simple way to use limoncello. YUM! Pinned.
What an absolutely great idea. The ‘sauce’ looks and sounds amazing!
Oh my! This sounds delicious, and I just LOVE limoncello! Fab!
So creative! Never would have thought about limoncello with shrimp, great idea!
Woah. Now that is serious. I must have some!
This is so interesting! What a innovative recipe!
Ok, so I have to admit that this looks “lick the plate and maybe the pan too yummy” My mouth is watering.
I could eat this for my meal…everyday! WOW!
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!
Love that you used limoncello in a savory dish. You’re brilliant, girl. Loved seeing you this past weekend! Hope it happens again soon 🙂
This is such an original recipe! And really, anything with limoncello captures my attention.
These look ridiculously good. Like RIDICULOUSLY. The color of the sauce, and the way it just cloaks the shrimp is absolutely irresistible!
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!!!