Limoncello Shrimp Crostini

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  • 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 ins’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.

    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!

    If you loved this crostini recipe, check out these easy shrimp recipes:

     

    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

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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
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     
    Limoncello Shrimp Crostini is an agrodolce sauce with shrimp, garlic and parsley spooned over crusty French bread.
    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: shrimp crostini
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 351 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 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
    Instructions
    1. In a large skillet, heat extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
    2. Add limoncello, prepare for steam and sizzle, and allow to simmer and reduce for 5 minutes.
    3. Add shrimp, turning until pink and curly.
    4. When sauce is sticky and reduced to a syrup consistency, stir in parsley and season with fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    5. Spoon over crusty French bread and enjoy your Limoncello Shrimp Crostini!
    Nutrition Facts
    Limoncello Shrimp Crostini
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 351 Calories from Fat 99
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 11g 17%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
    Cholesterol 160mg 53%
    Sodium 1058mg 44%
    Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 2g
    Protein 25g 50%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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