This is one of my all-time favorite ways to eat shrimp.
And shrimp is probably one of my favorite foods.
This recipe is from my friend Rosemary–a super awesome cook,
who made these for me many years ago.
Everytime I make them I always think of her and all of her delicious recipes.
I’m sure that I’ve adapted this recipe over the years,
but the concept is the same.
Grilled Basil & Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp
1 pound large shrimp (I usually buy the “colossal”-about 12-15 shrimp) peeled and deveined
8 slices prosciutto, halved vertically
12-15 large basil leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons stone ground or creole mustard
2 cloves garlic, pressed
Place shrimp in a shallow dish for marinating. Add the olive oil, mustard, and garlic. Stir to combine and coat the shrimp well. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours.
Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Wrap each shrimp in a basil leaf and slice of prosciutto. Secure with a toothpick.
Grill until prosciutto is crisp, about 6-8 minutes.
These are excellent served as a main course or appetizer.