This 4-ingredient recipe does double duty as both a scrumptious appetizer OR light meal!
Simply layer strips of prosciutto with pesto (store bought or homemade), basil and shrimp, roll up and broil!
These little “bundles” are packed with flavor and are a unique hors d’oeuvre or appetizer. But when paired with a fresh salad they make a wonderful light meal too!
You can prep the shrimp up to a day in advance, making this a perfect “do-ahead” recipe for all your entertaining needs!
Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp:
- 12 pieces prosciutto, sliced in half lengthwise
- 1/2 cup pesto
- 24 fresh basil leaves
- 24 large shrimp (about a pound), veins, shells and tails removed
Pre-heat the oven to broil; line a baking sheet with foil.
Place the prosciutto slices on a work surface – spread with about a teaspoon of pesto. Put a basil leaf on one end of the prosciutto and top with a shrimp. Roll up and place, seam-side down, on your baking sheet (this can be done one day ahead; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate).
Broil for about 5 minutes, turning once or twice, till the shrimp are cooked through. Serve hot or at room temperature.