These burrata crostini with grilled shrimp and peaches are hands down the best summer appetizer you can think of. Perfect with a chilled glass of white wine on the porch.
You guys, it’s here. What’s here you ask?
Two weeks ago I bought a handful of yellow peaches to test out the waters and they did this weird thing where they never really ripened but the outside got all wrinkly while the inside stayed hard. It was weird, so I threw them out.
Last week though, I spied white peaches (my absolute favorite) that looked like it might be worth trying again, so I bought 3 and they were the sweetest, juiciest, most delicious thing my mouth has tasted all year. If you see nothing but recipes with peaches for the next two months, don’t be surprised. #cantstopwontstop
So the big day is coming up, July 4th. I’ve already been to a BBQ this summer that included fireworks and all the chaos that goes along with them (like when the block they’re in falls over and you have Roman candles shooting straight at the neighbors house, in the woods and then at your face on the deck…I’ve never dropped and covered so quickly in my life) so I’m kinda thinking I’d much rather spend the holiday in a more chill setting.
Apps, wine and cocktails, grilling something other than a hamburger and a fire in the chiminea sounds a bit more my vibe this year.
With that in mind, this burrata crostini with grilled shrimp and peaches came about. If you’re a peach freak like me, you must try grilling them this summer. They become even sweeter and almost caramelize a bit around the edges to the point where they can literally be considered dessert (and I’m not one of those people who thinks fruit is ever ok to be called dessert, that’s why chocolate was invented). Paired with the shrimp and tart lemon whipped burrata on a grilled piece of crusty baguette, they’re exactly what I want my July 4th to be.
And since whipped lemon burrata crostini doesn’t really scream “cooler full of beer” a nice chilled white wine seems like a much better option. I paired these bites with the 446 Chardonnay from Noble Vines, a family-owned sustainably farmed vineyard in California. They’re an affordable choice and with 6 varietals, they’ve pretty much got you covered no matter what the food pairing. I’m picky with Chardonnay but the flavors of peach and coconut (surprising but loved it!) with the hints of lemon in this one won me over. It’s a wine that’s both great on its own but also perfect with an appetizer just like this. I’d love to pair it with a soft brie or camembert at some point too, I think it’d be perfect for that.
So while the neighbors go nuts with the fireworks, pool parties and overcooked burgers on the grill, I’ll be sipping my wine and throwing back a few of these babies on the deck. Happy 4th of July!
*Pairs well with a chilled glass of Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 289mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g
*This post is sponsored by Noble Vines. All content and opinions are my own. Please drink responsibly.
*Pairs well with a chilled glass of Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.