**Thank you Whole Foods Utah for providing the gorgeous jumbo shrimp for this recipe, and keeping things free for my readers. All opinions are my own.
Succulent, juicy, shrimp with a lovely cilantro honey lime glaze and avocado, all on top of crusty crostini for the win!
Shrimp is a must have for us for the New Year! And this is one of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy it. I wish I could explain the absolute tastiness of this little appetizer in a way that would do it justice. But I can’t. Just think of all your favorite things, mashed together, with crunch, softness, flavor and then smile because you get to have the recipe!
There are basically 2 recipes you have to know for this little appetizer. The first is the shrimp, which you can find here. The second is the salsa, which I had every intention of sharing, but never got that far, so I will share it with this recipe. But basically it is a delicious combination of pomegranate, persimmon, and pineapple, and then all those other things you want with salsa (except tomatoes) and it compliments the shrimp to perfection!
As you can see, you build it up. You toast your bread, spread on some guac, top with some of that yummy salsa I was just talking about, and add your jumbo shrimp! So easy. And if you premake all the components, you can just throw it out as soon as your guests come and it won’t get soggy or anything!
Grilled Shrimp Crostini
- 12 Crostini bread toasted, 12-18 pieces (depending on how much shrimp came in your pound of shrimp)
- 1/3 cup pomegranate
- 1/3 cup persimmon
- 1/3 cup pineapple
- 2 Tbs red onion chopped fine
- 1 Tbs cilantro chopped
- 2 Tbs corn kernels
- 1 tsp lime juice
- a pinch of paprika
- a pinch of garlic salt
Spicy Honey Lime Shrimp- 1 lb
Gaucamole- Of choice or premade, or just use mashed avocado with a little salt and pepper!
- Toast your crostini
- Top a half TBS of guacamole
- Chop persimmon and pineapple into small pieces, mix with pomegranate, red onion, cilantro, corn, lime, paprika, and garlic salt, and put a spoonful on top of the gaucamole
- Put 1 jumbo shrimp on top
- Garnish with more cilantro if desired
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Wouldn’t these be a hit at a New Year’s Eve party or some other event that dictates the serving of appetizers? I think so. But they also make great any time indulgences too!
For more great appetizers, be sure to check out this list of 25 New Year’s Eve appetizers.