Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Two Ways

My favorite seafood – I could eat shrimp every week either like this as an appetizer, in a stir fry or even as the main dish.  The first recipe I frequently make with a cocktail sauce and the second one I just tried (even though I have had the recipe for a long time) and comes from Jake’s On the Lake in Tahoe City.  We ate there many years ago and  it is still open – a beautiful waterfront restaurant.  Both are wrapped in prosciutto, one has a dill flavor and the other basil with a garlic dipping sauce.   Two of my favorite herbs!

Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Shrimp

  • 16 extra-large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp. fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 8 paper thin slices of prosciutto
  • 16 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Combine the shrimp, garlic, dill and pepper; toss to coat the shrimp lightly.  Cut the prosciutto slices in half lengthwise and wrap each shrimp in a half slice;  then thread the shrimp onto the skewer.  Brush lightly with oil.

Grill directly over medium-high heat on a preheated grill, turning once.  Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the shrimp, the temperature of your grill; anywhere from 4 to 8 minutes.  Delicious as the prosciutto becomes crispy and with the dill and garlic – yum!

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Jake's on the Lake Prosciutto Shrimp

  • 16 extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 thin slices prosciutto
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • 16 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon
  • 1 tbsp. fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup olive oil

Cut each prosciutto slice in half lengthwise.  Place a basil leaf on each half of prosciutto, then the shrimp and roll up.  Thread the shrimp on the skewers.  Can be prepared a day ahead; wrap tightly and refrigerate.  Brush lightly with oil before grilling.

Combine the vinegar, mustard and garlic; gradually add the oil until well blended.

Grill the shrimp as above and serve with the sauce.

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