Prosciutto and Basil-Wrapped Shrimp

Prosciutto and Basil-Wrapped Shrimp

Prosciutto and Basil-Wrapped Shrimp
Sounds too tasty to believe, doesn't it? Yet so simple to make. A colorful and delicious appetizer with grilled prosciutto, it'll leave your mouth watering.


24 fresh basil leaves

12 thin slices prosciutto, each cut in half lengthwise
24 extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined, or large sea scallops
24 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling

Garlic Dipping Sauce:

1/3 Cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1 cup olive oil


Place 1 basil leaf at the short end of a slice of prosciutto and a shrimp on top of the basil. Roll the shrimp in the prosciutto, then thread lengthwise onto a skewer. Repeat with the remaining basil, prosciutto, and shrimp. Place the skewers on a baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to cook.

To make the sauce, combine the vinegar, mustard and garlic in a food processor or blender. With the machine running, add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Process until combined. 10-15 minutes before you are ready to grill, spoon about 1/3 of the sauce over the shrimp skewers to marinate. Transfer the rest of the dipping sauce to a small bowl. Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Grill the shrimp, turning often, until opaque, about 6 minutes. Arrange the cooked skewers on a platter and serve with the dipping sauce on the side.


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