Serrano-Wrapped Sherry Shrimp

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 12 large prawns or jumbo shrimp, tail on and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 stem fresh oregano or marjoram, leaves stripped and finely chopped
  • EVOO, for drizzling
  • Hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • Fat handful fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 slices Serrano ham
  • Olive oil, for sauteing
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Directions
  • Toss the shrimp with the garlic, half of the lemon juice, the oregano, a fat drizzle of EVOO, a few shakes hot sauce, the parsley and some salt and pepper. Wrap each shrimp in a slice of ham.

  • Drizzle some olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium-high to high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until the ham is brown and crisp and the shrimp are firm and pink at the ends. Remove the shrimp to a platter. Pour the sherry in the pan, swirl, then add the butter and the remaining lemon juice, and swirl to gloss the sauce. Pour the sauce over the shrimp and serve.


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