Mozzarella and Asparagus Stuffed Shrimp

READY IN: 42mins
Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz

I have made these on many occasions for holiday get-togethers, everybody just goes wild over them! to save time, prepare them ahead, and just pop them in the oven when ready. I usually double or triple the recipe. Tip: make sure that you purchase large enough shrimp in order to be able to stuff them properly--these are amazing!

Top Review by Autism Mommy

I can't believe no one has reviewed this one yet!! This is the biggest hit at my parties lately. On average I figure 2 shrimp per person. They are very filling and rich, but I'm sure men could probably put away 3 or 4 easily. Very time consuming to do but well worth it!! I did change the pancetta to proscuitto (less salty)and it turned out wonderful. Wow your guests with these and they'll never forget you.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Prepared a baking pan (large enough to hold all the shrimp).
  3. Peel, clean and butterfly the shrimp (slice down the center, but not all the way through).
  4. Place one piece of mozzarella cheese, and one piece of asparagus in the shrimp; then wrap with a piece of pancetta (leaving the tail of the shrimp sticking out).
  5. Lay the shrimp carefully and evenly into the prepared baking pan; top with melted butter (mixed with the fresh garlic, if using), wine and lemon juice.
  6. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs, romano cheese and black pepper.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Remove to a platter or serving dish; top with the pan drippings-- DELICIOUS!
  9. Note: fresh very finely minced fresh garlic may be added with the melted butter.

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