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Tequila Shrimps with Prosciutto and basil

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Marinating: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories 443 kcal


  • 1 cup tequila 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup olive oil 1 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup lemon juice ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup basil ½ cup freshly chopped basil
  • black pepper a few rounds. of fresh cracked pepper
  • 24 large shrimps 24 large shrimps, peeled, deveined and tails off
  • 24 large basil leaves 24 whole large basil leaves
  • 24 thinly sliced prosciutto 24 thinly sliced prosciutto


  1. Combine tequila, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, chopped basil, and pepper and pour over the shrimps in a shallow bowl to cover them. Marinade in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. If the marinated does not cover them fully, turn the shrimps once.

  2. On the stove heat up a grilling plate over high heat.

  3. Remove the shrimps from the marinade and reserve the marinade. Wrap the middle of each shrimp first with a leave of basil and then with the prosciutto. Thread 4 shrimps lengthwise on each of 6 metal skewers. (if no metal is on hand, use bamboo skewers that you will have submerged in water for a couple of hours so they will not burn when grilling).

  4. Grill the shrimps basting with the marinade for several minutes on each side. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Tequila Shrimps with Prosciutto and basil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 245mg11%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 106IU2%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.