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Rosemary Prosciutto Shrimp

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Until I wrapped shrimp in Prosciutto, my husband avoided this succulent shellfish. This Rosemary Prosciutto Shrimp will make even shrimp avoiders swoon!!

Rosemary Prosciutto Shrimp in a white bowl

Rosemary Prosciutto Shrimp

I’m pretty sure this is the dish that converted the hubby into a shrimp lover. All it took was wrapping these babies with prosciutto! I whipped up rosemary prosciutto shrimp for a neighborhood progressive dinner over a decade ago.

Nary a complaint about the anise-flavored Sambuca which was an integral part of the marinade. Fancy that! The salty prosciutto complemented the sweet shrimp perfectly and the rosemary and liqueur provided more layers of incredible flavor.

Rosemary Prosciutto Shrimp overhead view in a white bowl

OXO Tools for Cooking Shrimp!

Did you check out these huge, succulent shrimp compliments of Eastern Shrimp Company? Shipped frozen, these U15 shrimp (meaning approximately 15 shrimp per pound) were wild-caught from the waters of Mexico. It took us about one red hot minute to decide to have them for dinner the day they were delivered to my doorstep.

The Shrimp Council, along with OXO, sponsored this Shrimp Showdown, so I also got to utilize some top of the line cooking tools including a shrimp cleaner and flexible kitchen & herb snips to clean these colossal sized shrimp, 12-inch tongs with silicone heads to flip my shrimp in the broiler, wooden lemon reamer (because you always need fresh lemon juice when you make seafood!) and  3 piece large bowl and colander set for draining the frozen shrimp. As a loyal OXO fan, these products did not disappoint.

Rosemary Prosciutto Shrimp

Buy some extra prosciutto and make these fabulous prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, too.

Rosemary Prosciutto Shrimp

Rosemary Prosciutto Shrimp

Delectable shrimp flavored with Sambuca, rosemary and wrapped in Prosciutto

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Yield 2 dozen shrimp


  • 1/2 cup sambuca liqueur
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh rosemary
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 24 large shrimp, shells and veins removed


  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for about a half hour before assembling.
  2. Arrange the shrimp in an even layer in a large glass dish. Whisk together the sambuca, olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of the rosemary, plus some salt and pepper. Pour over the shrimp. Toss the shrimp in the marinade to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate for 15 minutes in the refrigerator, turning halfway through.Gently sprinkle the shrimp with the remaining rosemary.
  3. Cut each prosciutto slice lengthwise into thirds. Wrap 1 slice of prosciutto around the middle of each shrimp. Thread 1-3 wrapped shrimp onto each wooden skewer through the head and tail.Cover broiler pan with foil for easy clean up. Turn broiler on high and broil about 6 inches away from element for 1 ½ minutes. Flip shrimp and broil an additional 1 ½ minutes or till shrimp is opaque and cooked through and prosciutto is crispy.Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 Shrimp

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 36mg Sodium: 639mg Carbohydrates: 5g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g
Rosemary Prosciutto Shrimp | Delectable shrimp infused with Sambuca and rosemary, then wrapped in Prosciutto

Giveaway is now CLOSED.

Disclosure: OXO supplied me with kitchen tools to assist with this recipe . I was not compensated for writing this post and the opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of OXO. Eastern Fish CompanyD supplied me with 5 pounds of frozen shrimp. I was not compensated for writing this post and the opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Eastern Fish Company. Thanks to The Shrimp Council for hosting this Shrimp Showdown!

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45 comments on “Rosemary Prosciutto Shrimp”

  1. Sambuca, Rosemay AND Shrimp, Huge shrimp, I can see why the “hubby” would become a shrimp lover, Liz! Oh my goodness gracious:) I will definitely be checking out that shrimp company. We’ve been eating so much seafood this Lent season and who wouldn’t mind a dish of this fabulous looking shrimp! Thanks for sharing, Liz…

  2. These huge shrimp were so beautiful! Well, I actually still have four pounds left in my freezer – lucky me! I’m thinking at least a few of them will be wrapped in prosciutto now, because how can you go wrong with shrimp AND prosciutto? Two great ingredients, combined!

  3. I am such a fan of rosemary and I’m not sure I’ve had it with shrimp. Bookmarking this one!

  4. I LOVE shrimp! I’ve never put rosemary and shrimp together, but it sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. You’re making me hungry!

  5. Love this Liz!!! Congrats on being selected from OXO!! love this recipe!

  6. Dear Lizzy, Sounds tasty and delicious! Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  7. Oh Liz, these sound just wonderful. The shrimp on their own would be great but add all those wonderful flavors and it sounds heavenly! Love all your fun shrimp accessories too!

  8. I love this recipe Liz, it’s so simple and just loaded with flavor! Oh and the prosciutto added to it, it perfect! I have yet to try sambuca, but it is on my list of liquors to try! Love your post!

  9. I know this recipe would be a sure hit on this side of the 49th parallel! I bet it would even be more delightful BBQ’d! I’m going to have to put this on my reminder list for the cottage…a perfect topper for a light summer salad!

  10. We love shrimp! These look so good. I would be thrilled to win this basket of goodies! I broke my shrimp cleaner a long time ago and have never found one to replace it.

  11. I love shrimp skewers, what great flavors!

  12. Awesome recipe!! Love the prosciutto!

  13. YUM!
    These look amazing, I love prawns and these looks so fresh and delicious. Great foof styling too, I wish I could join in the comp 🙁

  14. Always fun to get some shiny new kitchen toys to play with! Bet the shrimp are great:@)

  15. Funny how that little piece of pork can make people forget/not realize that sambuca’s in there. 😉 Then again, I kinda like sambuca. This recipe looks simple, refreshing and delicious. Bookmarked for summer party season.

  16. Liz, shrimp or prawns are a favourite of mine, in case you hadn’t noticed from my most recent recipes. This looks and sounds mouthwatering!

  17. Love OXO products they are really the best kitchen tools on the market. Your dish is gorgeous and so proud of Bill!

  18. This looks so delicious although it has liquor and ham both are a no no for me but I think I can tweak it a little. Thanks for the recipe.

  19. I already love shrimp, but I’m with your husband; wrap prosciutto around them and you’ve just made a great food even better. Yummy!

  20. Oh man these shrimp are gigantic!! I love the prosciutto.

  21. Hokey smokes, that shrimp looks amazing, Liz. I love the stuff but have never thought to pair it with bacon (or it’s Italian counterpart). And, as per usual, if Bill likes it, maybe I can slide it by Dudette.

  22. I kept looking for the prosciutto! It blends right in – and looks absolutely divine.

  23. If there is a magical dish that can convert Handsome, I am all about it! If not, I am all about eating these lil babies myself!

  24. Shrimp wrapped in prosciutto and with the beautiful aroma of rosemary. . . oh yes Liz that would be a hit in my house. Those shrimp look amazingly delicious.

  25. These look so delicious! What a crazy marinade! Can’t wait to try this out!

  26. This shrimp would be such a hit, I love it! Delicious colouring and photos 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  27. I’ve marinated pork in sambuca but never shrimp. The flavors in this shrimp sound wonderful!

  28. I think shrimp and prosciutto is a heavenly combination. I think this is a dish my husband would enjoy enormously xx

  29. Lizzy, this is a great combination! It makes for some serious snacks and I think if I made these, there’s really no chance for anyone else to taste. Evil, right?

  30. I would have loved to get these hands on that shrimp. Since I don’t eat meat we do eat a lot of shrimp. I do a prosciutto wrapped shrimp in the summer that I grill. Love the addition of sambuca! Great dish!

  31. That saltiness/sweetness from prosciutto…melting on the shrimp! Men, that’s good! 🙂 ela

  32. Those giant shrimps look so succulent and fresh!

  33. I have been seeing more than one shrimp recipe today. I have to have some soon. 🙂

  34. Wrapping shrimp in prosciutto is an amazing idea! You can pretty much never go wrong with wrapping stuff in prosciutto! Yum!

  35. OXO products ROCK! Living on the coast in SC we eat our fresh delicious shrimp as often as possible and this recipe is a definite must try. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Shrimp wrapped in prosciutto sounds like SUCH a good idea! I’m going to hint that my other half makes this for me for dinner…heehee.

  37. Liz, as someone who loves rosemary AND prosciutto AND shrimp, this looks like total perfection to me. I’m not familiar with the sambuca though, but my husband is a happy guy anytime I need to buy a new liqueur for one of my recipes.

  38. Love how simple and elegant these shrimp are that you made for #ShrimpShowdown!

  39. This is a really interesting recipe. I would have never thought to marinate shrimp with Sambuca. How interesting and perfect for any gathering. I also love oxo, they are so sturdy and hold up well. Take Care, BAM

  40. Using sambuca as a marinade is an interesting idea. I’ll have to try it sometime.

  41. I love having seafood delivered to my door. Actually I love having anything delivered to my door 😉 I haven’t had shrimp in awhile, but this makes me want to change that asap!

  42. I love new kitchen toys and shrimp. This sound like an awesome experience. 🙂 I could eat a whole pile of that rosemary shrimp. 🙂

  43. Quick, easy, and delicious! 3 things I am always on the look out for when searching for recipes! Love the recipe, pinning 🙂

  44. Goodness gracious!! The shrimps look delectable. And the giveaway looks cool.

  45. I could eat shrimp every day of the week. Your prosciutto wrapped version is calling to me. What great flavors you have combined!

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