Succulent Stuffed Grilled Shrimp

With the holidays upon us, I thought it might be fun to offer recipes that double as a weeknight main courses and yummy appetizers to serve when friends drop by.
For dinner tonight, serve my Stuffed Grilled Shrimp over a bed of brown rice with steamed broccoli for a simple, tasty meal in a matter of minutes. As an appetizer, serve shrimp at room temperature on your cocktail buffet.

Stuffed Grilled Shrimp
16 large shrimp de veined
One jalapeño
1 4 ounce package cream cheese
6 thin slices pancetta or prosciutto
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary
Salt and pepper

Combine oil and rosemary and set aside. Cut the jalapeño in half and discard the seeds and fleshy membranes. Slice each half into 8 very thin slices. Cut prosciutto slices in half giving you 16 long strips. Using a sharp knife, make a slit down the back of each shrimp. Assemble the shrimp by stuffing a small slice of cream cheese and jalapeno slice into the slit you created down the back of the shrimp. Wrap the prosciutto around the shrimp to hold in the ingredients and secure with a toothpick or skewer. Brush shrimp with oil mixture and salt and pepper. Place shrimp on grill for about 3 minutes on each side.

Hint- Be sure to soak your toothpick or skewer in water before assembling shrimp, this will ensure that the wood does not pose a fire risk.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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2 Responses to Succulent Stuffed Grilled Shrimp

  1. Deb Bartzen says:

    These look so yummy! I’m making them this week, thanks Lorie!

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