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Romesco Grilled Shrimp with Whipped Herb Ricotta

A bright Whipped Herb Ricotta with Smoky Romesco Sauce and a Lemony Grilled Shrimp. So easy and perfect summertime bite.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 322 kcal


Herb Ricotta

  • 1 C ricotta cheese
  • ½ C chopped fresh herbs basil, parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Romesco Sauce

  • ½ C olive oil
  • ¼ C sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 16 oz roasted peppers 1 jar drained
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar


  • 1 ½ lb raw shrimp medium-sized, peeled & deveined
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


Herb Whipped Ricotta

  • Combine in a food processor and whip until smooth & light. 

Romesco Sauce

  • Saute almonds in olive oil over medium heat for 3 minutes, add garlic, paprika, tomato paste, and roasted peppers.
    Simmer 5 minutes.
    Cool slightly then blend in a food processor. 


  • Combine all ingredients and grill shrimp 2 minutes per side - or pan-sear or broil. 

Plate and Assemble

  • Plate herb spread, romesco sauce, and grilled shrimp on a serving platter or in individual bowls. 
    Serve with Wellington crackers. 
    On a Wellington Cracker spread on some herb mixture, then a spoonful of romesco sauce, then a grilled shrimp and a sprig of fresh herb for garnish. 


Calories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 22gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 230mgSodium: 1475mgPotassium: 228mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 578IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 219mgIron: 3mg
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