Prosciutto-Wrapped Basil Shrimp

prosciutto-shrimp Recipe

Photo: Leigh Beisch

Try this shrimp wrapped in prosciutto with fresh herbs and spices. Each serving is only 99 calories and is packed with flavor!


4 servings (serving size: 5 shrimp)

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 4 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 99
Fat 5 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 79 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 747 mg
Calcium 13 mg


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


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.