GRILLED SHRIMP WITH HAM OR BACON

Grilled Shrimp with Ham or Bacon

Based on a recipe fromĀ The New York Times Cookbook, Craig Claiborne, 1961, Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, p 292.

Course: Appetizers, Grill, Hors D'Oeuvres
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Catherine Christiano

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup cognac or dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil or marjoram

Shrimp

  • 32 large shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 32 thin strips ham or half slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup sifted dry bread crumbs

Garnish

  • lemon wedges

Instructions

  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water in advance.
  • In a medium bowl, combine marinade ingredients. Add shrimp, marinate in refrigerator one hour or longer.
  • Wrap each shrimp with a strip of ham and string on skewers, allowing four or eight for each skewer.
  • Place in a preheated broiler about four inches from heat source, cook until fat is partially browned. Roll in crumbs, return to broiler and cook until golden brown.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.