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Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Lemon Couscous

The sweet maple syrup and salty prosciutto contrast well with the lemony flavor of the couscous.

Cooking Light MARCH 2000

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 6 shrimp and 1/2 cup couscous)


  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 24 jumbo shrimp (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 6 very thin slices prosciutto or ham (about 3 1/2 ounces)
  • Cooking spray
  • Lemon Couscous


Preheat broiler.

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl, and stir with a whisk. Peel the shrimp, leaving tails intact. Add the shrimp to maple mixture, tossing to coat. Remove shrimp from bowl, and discard the marinade. Cut each prosciutto slice lengthwise into 4 strips. Wrap 1 prosciutto strip around each shrimp. Thread shrimp onto 4 (8-inch) skewers. Place skewers on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and broil for 3 minutes on each side or until done. Serve shrimp over Lemon Couscous.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 305
  • Calories from fat: 12%
  • Fat: 4.2g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 36.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.2g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 263mg
  • Iron: 5.2mg
  • Sodium: 927mg
  • Calcium: 67mg

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