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Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp

Yield 8 servings
Be careful not to marinate the shrimp too long. It makes them tough.


  • 16 unpeeled, jumbo fresh shrimp
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vermouth
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 (8

How to Make It

  1. Peel and devein shrimp. Combine oil and next 4 ingredients in a large heavy-duty, zip-top plastic bag. Add shrimp; seal bag, and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning once.

  2. Soak 8 (6") wooden skewers in water to cover at least 30 minutes.

  3. Remove shrimp from marinade, discarding marinade. Wrap 1 piece prosciutto around each shrimp. Thread 2 shrimp onto each skewer. Place skewers on rack of a lightly greased broiler pan. Broil 5 1/2" from heat (with electric oven door partially opened) 7 to 9 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once.

Christmas with Southern Living 1999