Grilled Basil & Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp

This is one of my all-time favorite ways to eat shrimp.
And shrimp is probably one of my favorite foods.

This recipe is from my friend Rosemary--a super awesome cook,
who made these for me many years ago.
Everytime I make them I always think of her and all of her delicious recipes.

I'm sure that I've adapted this recipe over the years, 
but the concept is the same.

Grilled Basil & Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp

1 pound large shrimp (I usually buy the "colossal"-about 12-15 shrimp) peeled and deveined
8 slices prosciutto, halved vertically
12-15 large basil leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons stone ground or creole mustard
2 cloves garlic, pressed

Place shrimp in a shallow dish for marinating.  Add the olive oil, mustard, and garlic.  Stir to combine and coat the shrimp well.  Cover and refrigerate for a few hours.  

Preheat grill to 400 degrees.  Wrap each shrimp in a basil leaf and slice of prosciutto.  Secure with a toothpick. 

Grill until prosciutto is crisp, about 6-8 minutes.

These are excellent served as a main course or appetizer.


1 comment :

  1. Ooooooooh, my husband would tear these up. These are the times I really wish I liked shrimp. But I can appreciate a good recipe and I'll definitely be making these.


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