Costco Appetizer – Breaded Panko Shrimp with Bubbly

Panko Breaded Shrimp - $7.99 for blah - Cocktail sauce from Lunardi's Market

Panko Breaded Shrimp – $17.99  – Cocktail sauce from Lunardi’s Market $4.00

Do you need a quick and easy appetizer for entertaining? Here is one we like because it is so easy to prepare and everyone will love it. It is Costco’s Breaded Panko Shrimp. Look for them in the freezer rows. We like sparkling wine to pair, but just about any light white, Rosé, or light red will pair perfectly with this delicious appetizer. 

You can make your own cocktail sauce but, as long we are in the easy prep mode, try these two sauces from Lunardi’s market or elsewhere. Vince’s sauce will be beautiful with the Costco Panko Breaded Shrimp. Price is around $4.

Costco panko breaded shrimp

To prepare the Costco Panko Breaded Shrimp

Figure about two or three shrimp per person. The package contains 40 to 50. Keep them frozen and do not use the microwave. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper (also available at Costco). Cook for 16 minutes on a baking sheet. When done, remove from oven and let rest for 2 minutes. Use paper towels to remove fat, and serve on a platter along with the cocktail and tartar sauces.

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Wines to Pair with the Shrimp

There will be other appetizers, like a cheese plate and charcuterie. These wines will be a good pairing match for the appetizer hour.

  • Kirkland signature Brut or Rosé Champagne
  • Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Wine
  • Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc
  • Hanna Sauvignon Blanc
  • Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir
  • Most dry white wines – Rieslings and Pinot Gris is a good choice

Yet another Costco delight

Pick up this delightful dish and you will receive raves from your dinner guests. It is the Costco Salmon Milano with Basil Pesto. Pick a delicious Pinot Noir or two and you have all you need for an excellen dinner.


  1. Mike Northup says

    I’m just curious….you don’t seem to recommend wines purchased at Trader Joe’s? Is there a reason

    • Joe Becerra says

      We have shopped at TJ’s for wine in recent weeks but have not tasted anything to recommend. I have a bottle of the TJ Grand Reserve Pinot Noir from Carneros. We are going to compare it with the Kirkland Pinot Noir. Stay tuned for that report. In July of this year, we did an article on our Favorites Wines at Trader Joe’s. Most are still there on the shelves.
      Thanks for your question.

      • Mike Northup says

        In my opinion, and we’ve compared the Kirkland Wines to the TJ Wines when it is appropriate. We found all of them good, but in almost every instance gave the not to the TJ version.

  2. Kristen Lazzara says

    Thanks for helping us figure out what to bring for the NYE potluck party!

  3. Jeanne Adams says

    Love to receive TJ wine recommendations. It’s so much more convenient and faster for me to shop there. What Costco carries in San Francisco is never seen in my store.

    Love your newsletter.



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