Peppered Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
You can substitute prosciutto for the pancetta in this recipe. Assemble the skewers early, and cook the shrimp just as guests arrive.

Yield:

Makes 1 dozen

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Recipe Time

Prep: 11 Minutes
Cook: 4 Minutes

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
Kosher salt, to taste
12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined if desired
12 thin slices pancetta (about 8 ounces)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Add shrimp, tossing to coat. Wrap each shrimp with 1 slice pancetta. Thread shrimp onto small skewers.

2. Grill shrimp, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (400°) for 2 minutes on each side or until pancetta is crisp and brown. Sprinkle with parsley.

Note:

December 2009