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Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp!

by Marla Murphy June 12, 2014

I love the flavor of bacon (who doesn’t?!) but I am not too happy about all of the fat and calories that can come with such a small amount and that is why I have been crazy about prosciutto lately! Prosciutto still has the ham taste I am craving but keeps the nutrition facts on the lower end, which makes this recipe a win-win! Don't believe me just yet? Read below for the full story on the difference between prosciutto and bacon! Bacon is made from the pork belly of the pig and is then cured and cold-smoked (cold smoked- means the meat remains raw and isn't cooked during the process). Bacon is usually never eaten raw and needs to be cooked before eating. Nutrition facts for 2 slices of bacon (medium thickness): 92 calories, 7 grams of fat and 6.3 grams of protein. Prosciutto is made from the hind legs of a pig the outside layer of the ham and is covered in seasonings, spices and salt to help draw out the moisture (like a dry aged steak) allowing the flavor to really be developed and depending on the desired result this can take months to even years! When the process is completed prosciutto is then sliced very thin and eaten raw.

Nutrition facts for prosciutto (2 slices): 50 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 6 grams of protein.

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp!
Serves 33
Prep Time: 10 min 
Cook Time: 10 min 
  1. 1 lb shrimp, deveined, peeled (I used the medium large to large size shrimp this gives you about 33-38 shrimp in one pound)
  2. 2 Tsp garlic powder
  3. Dash salt
  4. Dash pepper
  5. 1 Package thin cut prosciutto (4 oz package and I like using the applegate brand)
  6. 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  7. 2 Tsp paprika
  8. 1 Tbsp of liquid amines (I use the brand Bragg- the product is very low calorie and contains 16 of our amino acids, is NON-GMO and I use this in place of soy sauce)
  1. 1. In a small mixing bowl, add olive oil, garlic, paprika, liquid amines, salt and pepper.
  2. 2. Add shrimp to mixing bowl and coat well.
  3. 3. Wrap each shrimp with 1/2 thin slice prosciutto and secure with toothpick
  4. 4. Heat grill pan on medium-high heat and add olive oil spray to grill pan, coat well
  5. 5. Add shrimp to grill pan, cook on each side for about 4 minutes and continue to flip over and turn the shrimp so all sides are cooked (you will know they are done when the shrimp is no longer clear and becomes pinkish and white). With my second batch I placed about three shrimps on a long skewer to easily rotate. (Either method works well)
  6. 6. Once shrimp are finished cooking, allow to cool and enjoy! These shrimp will be a hit!
  1. Nutrition Facts for 1 shrimp
calories: 35
fat: 2g
protein: 4g
carbs: 0g


IMG_1626 IMG_1639 In a small mixing bowl add all of the ingredients and mix well! Then take the prosicutto and wrap it around the shrimp and place a toothpick though the center to hold it together. IMG_1683 Then ad the shrimp to a medium-high heat skillet and grill until throughly cooked! IMG_1685 IMG_1666 Place shrimp in a cute dish and serve!! IMG_1670 This is perfect for parties or just to add a little fun to the dinner table! 



Marla Murphy
Marla Murphy


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