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Lemony Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 14 min
  • serves 16-20
49 Ratings
Lemony Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp

This deceivingly easy and impressive appetizer can be ready for your guests in 15 minutes flat.

Courtesy of: Victoria Walsh
Photo: Michael Erickson

Appetizer, Citrus, Shellfish, Christmas, Seafood, New Year

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Directions for: Lemony Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp


1 lemon

1 lb. (454 g) fresh or frozen (and defrosted) Jumbo Black Tiger Shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined with tails on

Generous pinches of freshly ground black pepper

4 to 5 slices of prosciutto


1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C).

2. Finely grate 1/2 tsp (2 mL) peel from lemon. Place peeled shrimp in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with lemon peel and ground pepper. Toss to evenly coat. Cut each slice of prosciutto, crosswise, into 4 pieces. The amount of prosciutto required will vary depending on the amount of shrimp. Wrap a piece of prosciutto around the centre of shrimp, then place on a baking sheet. Continue with remaining ingredients, spacing shrimp apart.

3. Bake wrapped-shrimp in centre of preheated oven until shrimp are pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Squeeze some juice from lemon overtop. Serve warm.

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