The perfect summer-time appetizer. Shrimp Bruschetta is an easy, yet elegant dish that can be served while entertaining and pairs perfectly with a delicious fruity, crisp white wine.

4 bruschetta lined up on a wood serving board

Today I’m taking you beyond the regular wine and cheese pairing. Tender, sweet shrimp cooked in butter, fresh lemon zest, fresh basil and Pinot Grigio, served on top of crispy grilled bread. Is your mouth watering yet? I just made my own mouth water because I know how good they are and so could you.

An overhead of the bruschetta on a board with fresh basil leaves


I am fortunate live in a beach community and seafood is always on my mind and menu, which inspires me when creating dishes. Last weekend we had family in town and the summer weather is so perfect, we spent our evening before going to dinner having some cold wine and appetizers.

All the steps of how to make shrimp bruschetta

Wherever your travels take you this summer, take some time to enjoy good food, good wine and good company. I’ve shared how I like to entertain, tell what fun things you’ve been up to this summer?


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Yield: 8 pieces

Shrimp Bruschetta

Shrimp Bruschetta

Juicy shrimp is cooked in wine and basil and served on top of toasted baguette slices.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes


  • 1 French baguette, cut into 8 slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled, 16, deveined and tails removed
  • Zest of 1 whole lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Pinot Grigio
  • 2 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon for garnish


  1. Preheat grill pan. If you don't have a grill pan or grill, you can also broil the bread.
  2. Brush each of the bread slices with olive oil, on both side. When the pan is hot, grill on both side until they are browned with grill marks, about 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  3. Remove bread slices from the grill and rub the toasted sides with garlic and set aside.
  4. To a bowl add the shrimp, lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper, mix well.
  5. To a large saute pan, add the butter over medium heat until melted.
  6. When the butter is melted add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp for 2 minutes per side.
  7. Add the wine and basil, mix well.
  8. When the wine has evaporated, turn off the heat.
  9. Top the toasted bread slices with the shrimp and garnish with lemon zest.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 piece

Amount Per Serving Calories 246Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 123mgSodium 932mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 18g

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