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Shrimp basil prosciutto bundles

  • 1 pound large U-15 shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 15 basil leaves

In a bowl, gently combine the shrimp, olive oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic and salt then marinate for 5 minutes.

Cut the prosciutto into strips, 6 inches long by 1-1/2 inches wide. Lay out each prosciutto strip and top with a basil leaf. Place the shrimp at one end and roll up so each shrimp is wrapped in the prosciutto and basil. Insert a toothpick through the shrimp to hold together. Repeat with the remaining prosciutto, basil leaves and shrimp.

Preheat the grill to medium-high. Coat the grill or a metal grill basket with nonstick cooking spray. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the shrimp bundles 2 to 3 minutes per side until cooked through. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 Servings


Safe Handling Tips

  • Purchase seafood right before checking out at the supermarket
  • If seafood will not be refrigerated within 30 minutes, put it in a cooler
  • Use seafood within 36 hours of purchase or freeze immediately
  • Use defrosted seafood within 36 hours
  • Thaw frozen seafood in the refrigerator — never at room temperature
  • Allow one day for seafood to defrost in refrigerator
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  • Use separate knives and cutting boards
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