Saturday, October 16, 2010

Proscuitto Grilled Shrimp Appetizers

Photo courtesy of  The Food Network

This simple and easy to prepare appetizer is perfect for your wedding or your rehersal dinner.  Proscuitto Wrapped Grilled Shrimp are something anyone can prepare no matter what their skill level in the kitchen. 

48 shelled and deveined jumbo shrimp
48 thin slices of proscuitto (about 1 1/4 lbs)

Party Toothpicks suitable for grilling (bamboo skewers soaked in water)

Dijon Mustard for dipping
Sliced Lemons for garnish
48 Grape Tomatos

3/4C Olive Oil
1 1/3 C Lemon Juice
2 1/2T minced garlic
4 tsp red pepper flakes

Whisk together all the marinade ingredients. 
Marinate shelled and deveined shrimp for 30 minutes.
Drain Shrimp.
Tightly wrap each shrimp in arugula and 1 thin slice of proscuitto.
Nest a grape tomato into the curve of the prosciutto wrapped shrimp and secure into place with a party pick.
Grill on barbeque two minutes on each side.
Remove toothpicks before serving on bed of thinly sliced lemons and romaine lettuce leaves with a dijon mustard for dipping.