Limoncello Shrimp

Feb 11, 2024

Limoncello Shrimp is a delightful and zesty dish that combines the flavors of succulent shrimp with the bright citrusy notes of Limoncello liqueur. Here’s a simple recipe for this refreshing appetizer:


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Limoncello liqueur
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
  • Fresh parsley leaves, for garnish


  1. In a shallow dish, season the all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Dredge the shrimp in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the cooked shrimp from the skillet and set them aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  4. Carefully pour in the Limoncello liqueur and lemon juice, stirring to deglaze the pan and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom.
  5. Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet and toss them in the Limoncello mixture to coat.
  6. Add the lemon zest and chopped parsley to the skillet, and toss everything together. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to heat through.
  7. Season the Limoncello shrimp with salt and black pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the Limoncello Shrimp hot, garnished with lemon wedges and fresh parsley leaves.

This dish is a burst of citrusy flavor with a hint of sweetness from the Limoncello liqueur. It’s perfect as an appetizer or even as a main course when served over pasta or with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce. Enjoy!