Thursday, March 29, 2012

Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp

              So although I know I am d*mn good wife, I still sometimes ignore my husband’s kitchen requests. This is usually for one of a few reasons: 1- I’m already making something he likes 2- I don’t have the ingredients to make whatever he wants at the moment he asks 3- I don’t feel like having it or 4- We just had something just like it so I don’t want it again!
               But to give him credit, he knows these reasons fairly well and has cut down on his requests….except for one. This one, he just hasn’t stopped talking about. Enter, Prosciutto-wrapped shrimp. Now I don’t know exactly how long he has been asking for this, but I do know that I couldn’t take hearing it anymore and just got to business! Which wasn’t that hard at all as I love shrimp, I love prosciutto and I love appetizers! Not to mention, I love anything that tastes like a 4 star dish yet takes almost no time to make.
                So here is the recipe, it’s very simple, very flexible if you have more or less mouths to feed, and quite tasty. I held off on salt entirely since this type of meat is mega-salty! I’m a salt freak, but even I didn’t miss it here! Also, I served it on a bed of spinach for both presentation and to “beef up” this appetizer. And finally, the balsamic drizzle truly made the dish a winner for me. The sweet vinegar complimented the salty prosciutto perfectly, so if you’re contemplating not using it, bad idea!
                So with that, get to the fish market, meat market, drop your salt, and wrap away! Enjoy…..

Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp
Serves: 2
OBJ: TCW be able to create a dish her husband has been asking about for way too long!


7 colossal shrimp, peeled, cleaned, deveined, and tails removed
¼ tsp dried parsley
4 slices of Prosciutto cut in ½
2 Cups Fresh spinach, cleaned
Extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ tsp Balsamic vinegar, quality brand will make a difference here
Fresh ground black pepper

1. Preheat indoor grill to high, or outside grill to medium
2. In a small bowl, toss together shrimp, a big pinch black pepper and parsley
3. Place shrimp on one end of ½ piece of prosciutto, wrap prosciutto around shrimp so that the tail is still exposed...
4. Repeat with remaining prosciutto and shrimp...
5. Place wrapped shrimp on grill, if using indoor grill, cook for about 10 minutes on one side, flip and cook for another 5 minutes on other (**this cooking time all depends on size of shrimp, type and quality of grill so be careful not to undercook as it will be raw! Shrimp cooked through is white in color all the way through**)
6. On a medium sized plate, spread spinach on bottom, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with black pepper
7. Place shrimp on top of spinach, drizzle with balsamic, serve!

1 comment:

  1. Great dish. Perfect summer barbecue dish!!!