Grilled Jumbo Prawns Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Wrapped in Prosciutto

Grilled Jumbo Prawns Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Wrapped in Prosciutto
6 servings

Recipe Courtesy Rob Rainford, Licence to Grill.



Maple Rum Glaze

cup maple syrup (125 ml)
cup dark rum (125 ml)
cup unsalted butter (60 ml)

Grilled Jumbo Prawns

to 8 jumbo shrimp, peeled, de-veined
cup goat cheese (60 ml)
Tbsp sour cream (30 ml)
Tbsp chopped fresh chives (30 ml)
Lemon or lime juice, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
slices prosciutto (thinly sliced)

Grilled Vegetable Couscous Sal

cup Israeli couscous (125 ml)
cup of boiling vegetable stock (or chicken stock) (175 ml)
zucchini (one green and one yellow), cut lengthwise into ¼-inch strips
red onion, sliced
Tbsp sun dried cranberries (30 ml)
Tbsp olive oil (15 ml)
Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley (7 ml)
Salt and pepper, to taste


Step 1

Add maple syrup, rum and butter to a saucepan over medium high heat. Reduce until a glaze consistency or until coats the back of a spoon. Set the glaze aside until ready to grill shrimp.

Step 2

Butterfly the shrimp by cutting down the center back of the shrimp but don’t cut all the way through – then open and flatten the two halves so that it resembles a butterfly. This will allow you to get more filling in the shrimp.

Step 3

Cream the goat cheese and sour cream together. Stir in chives and pepper. Chill in the refrigerator to firm up and set.

Step 4

Place butterflied shrimp cut side up. Using a pallet knife or small spatula evenly spread the shrimp with the goat cheese mixture.

Step 5

Place a slice of proscuitto on a piece of plastic wrap. Put a shrimp on top of the prouscuitto width wise. Roll tightly but not so tight that the goat cheese squeezes out.

Step 6

Preheat grill to medium high (350 degrees F.). Oil grill well.

Step 7

Grill shrimp for 3 to 3 ½ minutes per side, brushing with some of the maple rum glaze. Serve with the Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad.

Step 8

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 9

Toast Israeli couscous in preheated oven until lightly golden, about 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer toasted couscous to a saucepan. Add ¾ cup of boiling vegetable stock. Cover with lid and cook over medium low heat until all the liquid is absorbed into the couscous, about 10 to 12 minutes. Set aside.

Step 10

Preheat grill to medium high.

Step 11

Add zucchini and onion to a bowl. Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper. Grill for 2 minutes per side or until nice grill mark per side.

Step 12

Add grilled vegetables to cooked couscous with cranberries and parsley. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Serve with the Grilled Jumbo Prawns.

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