shrimp crostini
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Shrimp Crostini with creamy zucchini is a light and delicious Italian cold appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 205kcal
Author Authentic Italian Cuisine
Cost $10



  • 8 Peeled Shrimps or Prawns
  • 8 slices Bread ( French Baguette )
  • ½ White Onion
  • 5 sprigs Thyme
  • 5 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper


  • Finely chop the onion and brown it lightly in a saucepan over low heat with three tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Cook gently until the onion has softened.
  • Wash the zucchini and cut into slices.
  • Then add them into the pan and brown them for about 4 minutes.
  • Add a glass of water, salt, pepper and, some thyme leaves.
  • Let cook over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until the zucchini are almost dry.
  • Blend the zucchini with a hand blender or food processor until a smooth but thick cream is obtained.
  • Cut the bread into eight slices and toast it on a hot grill or in the oven.
  • In a pan over medium heat put two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, add one clove of garlic and three sprigs of thyme to flavor.
  • Fry for about one minute then place them in one side of the pan.
  • Add the shrimps, salt, and cook them one minute on each side.
  • Top the toasted bread with a spoonful of zucchini cream and garnish with one shrimp for each crostino.