Cocktail Hour Shrimp

4 people
Prep Time:
00h 15
Cook Time:
00h 15
Shrimp with Pesto Baguette: 
This recipe is not only easy but also a crowd pleaser! It doesn’t take much to put these together, giving you more time to prep for the party! These handheld baguette bites are a perfect appetizer for your get together, and pair deliciously with a Rosé or Lambrusco. 
Wonton Shrimp Cups: 
I love these Wonton Shrimp Cups because they are so fun to make and you really can get as creative as you’d like. The Cremé Fraîche takes it to another level, offering your guests a creamy and decadent bite in one! Pair these with a fruity Sangria or Chardonnay. 

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Ingredients and Method


  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 whole french baguette
  • 8 ounces basil pesto
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 1 cup arugala
  • parsley, chopped
  • scallions, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss all of the shrimp ingredients together with the shrimp. And place on a non-stick foil lined baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes until it is cooked through.
  2. While shrimp is roasting, slice at an angle an entire baguette in about 1 inch thick slices. Drizzle olive oil and some salt on the baguettes and toast them for 6 minutes at 350 degrees in a toaster oven, or you can use the oven at the same temperature as the shrimp and toast for 4 minutes.
  3. Slice the baguette. Once the shrimp is ready, spread on some pesto and at the same time add some arugula on top while adding a shrimp to each baguette slice. Top with some chopped up parsley and scallions.
  4. Any way you arrange them, they will not only look beautiful but they will taste delicious too!
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