Romesco Grilled Shrimp with Whipped Herb Ricotta and Wellington Crackers

Romesco Grilled Shrimp with Whipped Herb Ricotta and Wellington Crackers

All the freshest summertime ingredients in one amazing bite. A bright and fresh Herb Whipped Ricotta spread, topped with a smoky Romesco Sauce, a Lemony Grilled Shrimp all piled on top of a fantastic Wellington Table Cracker. Enjoy these with some crisp sparkling water or a glass of white wine.

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Herb Ricotta Spread: blend ricotta, herbs, garlic, S&P.
Romesco: olive oil, almonds, tomato paste, paprika, roasted peppers.
Blend with sherry vinegar.
Shrimp: season with olive oil, lemon juice & zest, S&P. Grill for sizzling summertime flavor.
Assemble & serve with Wellington Crackers.
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If you’re pressed for time you can definitely take a few short cuts with this easy and delicious appetizer. For the herb ricotta just stir to combine the ingredients instead of using a food processor. And, the Romesco sauce can be blended completely raw, just skip the saute step. Either way works great!

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.
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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
  • 1/2 C chopped fresh herbs basil, parsley
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Romesco Sauce

  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 1/4 C sliced almonds
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 16 oz roasted peppers 1 jar drained
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar


  • 1 1/2 lb raw shrimp medium-sized, peeled & deveined
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp 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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Thank you to Wellington Crackers for this delicious partnership!