Asian Shrimp Skewers

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"This recipe is out of our local Fred Meyer magazine. It says that the prosciutto adds crisp, salty flavor to every delicious bite. Serve a nice quinoa salad on the side."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (668.3 g)
  • Calories 587.6
  • Total Fat - 10.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 258.5 mg
  • Sodium - 3247.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 86.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.9 g
  • Sugars - 34.8 g
  • Protein - 45.2 g
  • Calcium - 352.1 mg
  • Iron - 3.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 141.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Add the oil, soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, garlic, honey and pepper into a large bowl, and whisk until combined. Set aside half of the mixture for brushing on during grill. Toss the shrimp with the remaining mixture to coat. Allow shrimp to marinate for about 20 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Then wrap a piece of prosciutto around the center of each shrimp. Thread a chunk of pineapple onto each skewer followed by a piece of red onion. Then add a prosciutto-wrapped shrimp to the skewers(The skewers should help hold the prosciutto in place.) Follow each with a slice of lime

Step 3

Place skewers on the grill and cook until prosciutto is crisp and shrimp are pink and have reached a safe internal temperature of 145°F, about 2-3 minutes per side. Brush occasionally with reserved mixture. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Step 4

Serve immediately, refrigerating any leftovers.


  • 20 short bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the shrimp, look for jumbo (2 pounds) shrimp that are peeled and deveined.
  • When selecting the prosciutto, look for thin-sliced prosciutto that is cut in half lengthwise.

  • Substitute the prosciutto ham with bacon strips for an added smoky flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that bacon is a more readily available ingredient, and it adds a great smoky flavor to the shrimp skewers.
  • Substitute the pineapple with mango for a tropical twist. The benefit of this substitution is that mango is a sweet and juicy fruit that pairs well with the shrimp and adds a tropical flavor to the skewers.

Coconut Shrimp Skewers Replace the prosciutto with shredded coconut and omit the red onion. Follow the same instructions as the original recipe, brushing occasionally with the reserved marinade mixture. Serve with a side of coconut rice.

Grilled Veggies with Miso Dressing: This simple and delicious side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Asian Shrimp Skewers. Grilled vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, and mushrooms are tossed in a flavorful miso dressing for a healthy and flavorful side dish that complements the shrimp skewers perfectly.

Teriyaki Rice Bowls: This flavorful and easy-to-make dish is the perfect complement to the Asian Shrimp Skewers. Teriyaki Rice Bowls are made with cooked rice, teriyaki sauce, and vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, and carrots. They are a great way to add a punch of flavor and nutrition to the meal and are sure to be a hit with everyone at the table.


Q: How long should I marinate the shrimp?

A: The shrimp should be marinated in the mixture for about 20 minutes before grilling.

Q: What type of marinade should I use?

A: A good marinade for shrimp is a mixture of olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and fresh herbs like parsley and oregano.

1 Reviews


I love shrimp and all the other ingredients, so this was a perfect combination. Sadly, I only had medium shrimp which made it difficult to wrap each one in the ham. Next time, I'll be sure to buy jumbo shrimp - even though it is an oxymoron!!


review by:
(31 Mar 2019)

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Fun facts:

The use of honey as an ingredient in Asian cuisine dates back to ancient China, where it was used as a sweetener and preservative.

The prosciutto used in this recipe is of Italian origin, and was made popular by celebrities such as chef Jamie Oliver and actor George Clooney.