Prosciutto-Wrapped Honey Lemon Shrimp
Fresh shrimp is tossed with a mouthwatering honey lemon and herb sauce, wrapped in a thin slice of prosciutto and broiled until perfectly cooked!
Whether you’re serving this honey lemon shrimp as an appetizer or light main course, you’ll love the simple yet mouthwatering flavors! For an even lighter meal, omit the prosciutto!
You guys, I have a confession to make… I’m not a huge shrimp fan. *gasp* I’ve always found the texture to be weird. BUT, in doing the testing for this honey lemon shrimp recipe, I obviously had to try the shrimp a few times and I absolutely fell in love with them! There’s just something about the sweet, tangy and salty combination mixed with the subtle sweetness of the shrimp that is just so delicious! It will convert any shrimp-hater!
Originally I had planned to make this an appetizer (which you totally could, btw), but after that first bite, I realized that this was something people would want more than 1-2 of, and it makes a great lunch or light dinner option! In fact, here are some optional twists on this recipe:
HONEY LEMON SHRIMP RECIPE TWISTS/TWEAKS:
- Omit the smoked paprika and substitute cayenne pepper for a sweet and spicy flavor combo
- Double the “sauce” (all ingredients other than shrimp and prosciutto) and use the other half as a dressing for a green salad and top it with the shrimp
- Omit the prosciutto (this lowers the points value to 2 smart points!)
- Add a bit more honey (will increase the points value)
- Instead of skewering individual shrimps with a toothpick, add 3-4 shrimp to mini wood skewers and broil as usual
- make sure you soak the skewers in water for 20-30 minutes or they’ll burn!
- Grill the shrimp instead of broiling them
As you can see, I only wrapped about half of my shrimp with prosciutto, which wasn’t entirely intentional. Earlier that day I had used some of my prosciutto to make another meal, then realized I still needed some for the shrimp!
But you know, they were still very tasty, and it was less points overall, which made me feel better about eating a lot of the shrimp lol.
ARE SHRIMP GOOD FOR YOU
Shrimp is a low calorie source of protein, as well as being full of vitamins and nutrients (such as selenium, zinc and vitamin B).
I left the tails on my shrimp for the presentation and pretty photos, but in all honesty, for time saving reasons, I’d just go with the pre-peeled and deveined shell-off shrimp (which doesn’t usually have the tails on). No extra prep work, and you can eat the whole shrimp!
As the weather starts to get warmer, it has me in the mood for light meals like this, especially with that Spring-y honey lemon flavor combination. I hope you give these Prosciutto-Wrapped Honey Lemon Shrimp a try!
- Baking sheet and oven safe rack – I love using this set, as it’s a great way to bake or broil things without the underside of the food getting soggy!
- Mini skewers – these are so cute for grilling, cocktails, fruit kebabs, you name it!
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Prosciutto Wrapped Honey Lemon Shrimp
- 1 lb. peeled and deveined raw shrimp, tails on is preferred (24 ct)
- 3/4 tsp lemon zest
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice (fresh is best)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp fresh parsley, minced
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 oz thinly sliced prosciutto
- If using frozen shrimp, make sure they're thawed first, then pat dry. Set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil, top with an oven safe cooling rack that's been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, parsley, paprika and pepper, whisking to combine well. Add shrimp to bowl and toss gently to coat. Preheat broiler to HIGH and position rack so the food will be approximately 5 inches from the heat.
- Slice prosciutto slices in half across, then in half lengthwise, so each slice has 4 pieces. Wrap a piece of prosciutto around shrimp, securing with a toothpick. Place shrimp on prepared pan and repeat with remaining shrimp.
- Broil 5-6 minutes, turning shrimp over once about 2-3 minutes in, until shrimp is cooked through and prosciutto is crisp.
Calories: 198 | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 295mg | Sodium: 975mg | Potassium: 118mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 0g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Vitamin C: 8% | Calcium: 16.4% | Iron: 13.7%
I’m not a nutritionist, and nutritional values here on my recipes should be used for general information purposes only. This information is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new diet and fitness regimen.