A few weeks ago we went to a party and the hostess served a delicious appetizer of shrimp, basil and prosciutto. It was really wonderful and I’ve wanted to try making this myself ever since. So last Friday night I gave it a go.
I bought jumbo shrimp and some imported prosciutto at the grocery store. I picked basil leaves from my herb garden. I soaked some bamboo skewers in water. And I cleaned the shrimp.
I then took a shrimp and wrapped a basil leaf around it. Then I wrapped a piece of prosciutto around the whole thing and stuck one of the bamboo skewers through the whole deal.
I lovingly placed them on the gas grill and cooked them on medium heat. I turned them a few times to make sure they cooked evenly. These shrimp were pretty big so they probably took about 10 minutes to cook through. You could definitely do this with smaller shrimp. They’d cook faster and be easier on your wallet, too.
And here they are – grilled to perfection. The shrimp was tender and the prosciutto was crispy and the basil added just the right flavor to the whole combination.
Simple! Delicious! Impressive! The perfect summer appetizer.