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.
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. Then ad the shrimp to a medium-high heat skillet and grill until throughly cooked! Place shrimp in a cute dish and serve!! This is perfect for parties or just to add a little fun to the dinner table!
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