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Prosciutto-Wrapped Basil Shrimp

prosciutto-shrimp Photo: Leigh Beisch

Ingredients

  • 20 large frozen peeled deveined shrimp, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 (about 4 ounces) very thin slices prosciutto
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 lemon wedges, for serving

Preparation


1. Preheat broiler.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, basil, olive oil, zest, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Mix well and set aside.

3. Lay the prosciutto slices on a large work surface, and cut prosciutto in half lengthwise so you have 20 pieces. Wrap the prosciutto around each shrimp, leaving the tail hanging out, and thread on an 8-inch skewer. Repeat with remaining shrimp for a total of 4 skewers with 5 shrimp each.

4. Place the skewers on a broiling pan lightly coated with cooking spray. Broil the shrimp 2 minutes on each side. Serve hot with lemon wedges.


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  • Try this shrimp wrapped in prosciutto with fresh herbs and spices. Each serving is only 99 calories and is packed with flavor!
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 5 shrimp)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 99
Fat per serving: 5g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 13g
Carbohydrate per serving: 0.0g
Fiber per serving: 0.0g
Cholesterol per serving: 79mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 747mg
Calcium per serving: 13mg

Good to Know

Prosciutto is high in sodium, but that doesn't mean those with hypertension have to miss out. Serve the shrimp without the prosciutto, and still get the basil flavor and the lean protein from the shrimp.

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