Jumbo Shrimp with Prosciutto and Basil

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

These shrimp are a glamorous departure from burgers and hotdogs, yet are just as easy to fix. They only take a few minutes on the grill, so plan on cooking some other veggies to go with the shrimp while you have the grill hot. These shrimp can be the star attraction of a meal, or just serve one or two as a terrific appetizer for even greater things to come. Prep time indicated does not include the time marinating in the refrigerator.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the wine, oil, lemon juice, mustard, chopped basil, and peppercorns and pour over the shrimp in a shallow bowl.
  2. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 3 hours, turning the shrimp occasionally.
  3. Prepare grill.
  4. Remove the shrimp from marinade, reserving it to baste the shrimp while cooking.
  5. Wrap the middle of each shrimp first with a basil leaf and then with a slice of the prosciutto.
  6. Thread the shrimp on 4 metal skewers, 4 to a skewer.
  7. Grill shrimp, basting with marinade for several minutes on each side.
  8. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I think this recipe has potential, but needs more spices / flavor. Maybe add garlic and hot sauce to the marinade. Also, wrapping the shrimp in proscuitto slows the grilling time and it's difficult to judge when the "large" shrimp are done. I will try it again !

ann in TN September 14, 2003

This grilled shrimp was so nice. I used shrimp I had on hand; large, peeled and deveined shrimp. I only needed to use 4 slices of prosciutto because the slices (of prosciutto) were so large and I was afraid of overwhelming the shrimp. I divided the prosciutto into four slices each and it turned out just right. I served this as sort of an afternoon snack/appetizer for my husband and myself. Thanks Geema for a great recipe!

Hey Jude June 21, 2003

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