Easy Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp

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It’s a funny thing.  The better of a cook I become, the more I find myself gravitating towards easy recipes.

Has this ever happened to any of you?

Take these shrimp, for example.  I had been saving a bag in my freezer to serve as an app for a happy hour last week, and had grand plans for all sorts of seasonings, and a crispy topping, served with some sort of fancy sauce.  But then when the time came to make them, I realized all I was craving was the simple goodness of those basic ingredients.  I mean, shrimp and prosciutto easily stand on their own.  And when brushed and dipped in a simple garlic butter sauce?  Not to mention, served with cute little cocktail forks for dipping?

Simplicity for the win.  These little guys couldn’t be easier, couldn’t be tastier, and of course, I couldn’t resist sharing them with you.

Also, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post.  Because in the spirit of holiday giving, I’m teaming up with the folks at Eat Shrimp to offer a giveaway for a 10-Piece Cookware Set that would make a lovely gift for you or a loved one this season.  Be sure to enter!

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Couldn’t resist a little macro photography too.  ;)

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Seriously, if you’re looking for a ridiculously easy appetizer for this holiday season, don’t forget about these tasty guys from our “hot crustacean band” (name that movie!) — SHRIMP!

I am sharing this recipe today in partnership with the folks at Eat Shrimp, who are always sharing all sorts of delicious shrimp recipes over on their Facebook and Pinterest pages.  But I specifically wanted to share this one around the holidays.  Because while turkey and ham may get all of the glory for the main course, I always keep a bag of frozen shrimp in my freezer to serve as my favorite course — appetizers.

Yes, I’m totally that girl who spoils her appetite happily fills up mostly on appetizers before the meal even begins.  And if shrimp involved, all the merrier.  If shrimp and prosciutto are involved, well, I can always eat turkey for leftovers.  ;)

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Seriously, though, shrimp appetizers like this one happen regularly in my house because they are so quick and easy to prepare.  And this recipe is no exception.  Literally, just wrap some small strips of prosciutto around pieces of shrimp and lay them on a baking sheet.  Brush each of them with melted butter or olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.

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And then after 10 minutes in the oven, the shrimp will be pink and cooked, the prosciutto is slightly crispy, that butter makes everything better, and they are ready to serve.

Easy Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #appetizer

Honestly, I think the prosciutto-wrapped shrimp stand well on their own.  But if you feel like indulging, you can whip up a garlic butter sauce (also ridiculously easy) for dipping.  If you want to go scampi-style, you can also drizzle them with a bit of lemon juice.  Your choice.
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Oh — and I can never resist a cute cocktail fork, so I served them with these little wooden skewers from World Market.

Simple.  Classy.  Delicious.

Your turn to try them!

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Easy Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp

This prosciutto-wrapped shrimp recipe is easy to make with just a few ingredients, and it works perfectly as an appetizer or as a topper for salads or pasta.

Ingredients:

Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp

  • 5-7 thin slices prosciutto
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (tail on or off)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt and pepper

(Optional) Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:

To Make The Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp:

Preheat oven to 425°F.

On a cutting board, slice the prosciutto into three long strips and then slice each of those strips in half.  (You should have six long strips that are approximately 1-inch by 4-5 inches.)  Wrap a piece of prosciutto around the body of a piece of shrimp, and lay it seam-side-down on a parchment-covered baking sheet.  Repeat with the remaining shrimp and prosciutto.

Brush the melted butter onto the top of each shrimp.  Season with a few generous pinches of salt and pepper.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and opaque and the prosciutto is slightly crispy.  Serve warm, with cocktail forks if desired.

To Make The Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce:

Whisk all ingredients together until combined.  Season with extra salt and pepper if desired, and serve warm.

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195 comments on “Easy Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp”

  1. My favorite is shrimp fried rice!

  2. I actually don’t like shrimp. But I do love prosciutto! Especially on pizza.

  3. I’m not a shrimp fan honestly.

  4. i love Ina Garten’s baked shrimp scampi!

  5. Shrimp scampi. Minus the shrimp. :)

  6. Bang Bang Shrimp!

  7. One Valentine’s Day we made shrimp with asparagus and garlic/lemon butter over linguini. It was delicious and simple and sweet to cook together. Definitely a favorite :)

  8. This shrimp looks so good.  Always love a great shrimp dish! 

  9. I love grilled lime shrimp tacos with avocado and greek yogurt sauce and mango and spinach

  10. I can’t enter, but I’m sharing your giveaway with my family and friends in the USA on our USFreebieFinder Pinterest Board – USA Giveaways.
    Fab recipe!

  11. I love shrimp tacos. With some mayo aoli sauce and pico de gallo piled on top!

  12. I love bacon wrapped shrimp! this recipe is right up my alley!

  13. We love Pad Thai with shrimp!

  14. Favorite fish dish.. to pick just one..?!! Too hard! I love shrimp. My go-to lately has been a shrimp, quinoa, and veggie mix with a little pesto! Found it  recipe  on Pinterest and added my own twist! :) So yummy! 

  15. I love beer battered shrimp, a Christmas tradition in my house!

  16. I love a classic shrimp cocktail with extra horseradish in the sauce!

  17. Shrimp scampi!

  18. I don’t like shrimp but I think I would this.

  19. gambas a pil pil, shrimp in a spicy garlic butter sauce

  20. Tempura Shrimp

  21. Buttery shrimp scampi!

  22. Coconut shrimp!

  23. cajun shrimp!

  24. good old shrimp cocktail is still my favorite – with some fantastic cocktail sauce!

  25. my fav shrimp dish would have to be shrimp scampi omg its the greatest in the world i could eat this meal everyday its so great thanks for this chance best of luck and have a happy and blessed holiday

  26. Love me some jambalaya with shrimp.
    But a simple shrimp appetizer is just as appealing right now!

  27. I’m a fan of just traditional shrimp cocktail. We only ever had shrimp during the holidays when I was a kid, so I associate those memories with the dish.

  28. Good old beer steamed shrimp with lots of Old Bay!

  29. I love coconut shrimp.

  30. My favorite is shrimp linguine with alfredo, yum!

  31. love shrimp scampi thanks

  32. My favorite shrimp dish is shrimp pico de gallo! It’s so refreshing and crisply cool! I crave it year round, but especially in the warm summer months! YUM!

  33. Shrimp Scampi!

  34. OMG looks freaking amazing.. I totally cooking that!

  35. Coconut Shrimp or a hot crab shrimp dip

  36. I like plain shrimp with a butter garlic sauce dip. I will try them with the prosciutto. Once in a great while I LOVE the little shrimp on pizza. If you have not tried them, it is a must.

  37. popcorn shrimp

  38. Bang Bang Shrimp is my favorite shrimp dish
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  39. Shrimp and prosciutto = two of my favorite foods! It’s also great that the recipe is gluten free. Thanks for sharing and happy Thanksgiving!

  40. beer battered shrimp as an app, shrimp scampi as a main dish

  41. Shrimp Tempura!

  42. I love shrimp tossed wtih fresh pesto and pasta.

    Thanks for the chance to win

  43. Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

  44. Made this as a Thanksgiving appetizer. It was a huge hit! It will be a go-to recipe.