Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

Thinking of ways you can turn simple shrimp into something fancier? You’re in luck. Now, you can host dinner parties at home with this arsenal of a simple but delicious dish. This prosciutto wrapped shrimp recipe is fancy but easy-to-make.

In this recipe, we’ll show you how to combine the saltiness of the prosciutto to complement the meatiness of the shrimp. This prosciutto wrapped shrimp recipe is easy and definitely hassle-free. We guarantee that by simply following these steps, you will be able to produce and absolutely delicious dish.

Serve this with some sour cream or some ketchup mixed with soy sauce and enjoy it. Make sure you eat it instantly after preparation. The shrimp meat tends to be hard and gummy after a while so it is best to eat it right after you cook it. If you want more shrimp recipes, you might want to try out this shrimp scampi pasta

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

How To Make Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp

Ideal as both a main and an appetizer, this grilled prosciutto wrapped shrimp is seasoned with dill, tarragon, and garlic for a beautiful earthy herb flavor.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 16 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimps, (24 pcs), large, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp instant minced garlic
  • ½ tsp dill weed
  • ½ tsp dried tarragon leaves
  • ½ lb prosciutto, sliced paper-thin
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, place the shrimp, garlic, dill, and tarragon and toss to coat.
  2. Cut prosciutto slices in half lengthwise.
  3. Wrap each shrimp in a half-slice of prosciutto.
  4. Thread wrapped shrimp on skewers, leaving a little space between each piece.
  5. Spray lightly with cooking spray then place skewers on the center of the cooking grate.
  6. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling time.
  7. Serve with a lime wedge and garnish with scallions.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 1g
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  • Calcium: 2mg
  • Calories: 79kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 41mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 125mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 11IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use as a substitute for prosciutto?

If you don’t have prosciutto on hand, you can always use ham or bacon. A word of caution, though, you should use thinly cut ham or bacon to be able to have that prosciutto-like results. 

How can I determine the freshness of the shrimp?

There are obvious clues that shrimps that are sold are no longer fresh. For instance, there is that obvious odor. Sure, a shrimp naturally smells fishy, but when a shrimp is no longer fresh, it exhibits a foul fishy odor. Another thing to look at is whether or not the shell of the shrimp is slimy. If you’re not sure how to determine the freshness of the shrimp, head over to the freezer section. The shrimps inside in the freezer section have a guaranteed freshness to them.

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Conclusion

This grilled prosciutto wrapped shrimp is the best combination between the saltiness of the prosciutto and the sweetness of fresh shrimp. Remember to make an extra-large batch if you intend to have guests over. This recipe has always proven to be a crowd favorite.
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