Things to do with shrimp recipe: Prosciutto shrimp

Super simple shrimp that can be made in the oven or on the braai… or as our Aussie mates would say, the barbie. No, not the plastic doll.

Ingredients for prosciutto shrimp

  • 5-7 thin slices prosciutto
  • 450g of jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • (tail on or off)
  • 1 tablespoon butter,
  • melted salt and pepper
  • (Optional) Garlic butter dipping sauce
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • pinch of salt and pepper

To make the prosciutto-wrapped shrimp

Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius

On a cutting board, slice the prosciutto into three long strips and then slice each of those strips in half.  (You should have six long strips that are approximately 1-inch by 4-5 inches.) 

Wrap a piece of prosciutto around the body of a piece of shrimp, and lay it seam-side-down on a parchment-covered baking sheet. 

Repeat with the remaining shrimp and prosciutto.

Brush the melted butter onto the top of each shrimp.  Season with a few generous pinches of salt and pepper.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and opaque and the prosciutto is slightly crispy.  Serve warm, with cocktail forks if desired.

To make the garlic butter dipping sauce

Whisk all ingredients together until combined.  Season with extra salt and pepper if desired and serve warm.