Liberace Scampi Prosciutto Italian

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Recipe: #39219

July 24, 2022


Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (726.1 g)
  • Calories 562.8
  • Total Fat - 31.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 428.4 mg
  • Sodium - 2899.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7 g
  • Sugars - 10.1 g
  • Protein - 49.5 g
  • Calcium - 288.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 107.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Precook chopped bacon if your using to just soft not crisp but releasing most of grease use another skillet for oil

Step 2

Add oil in skillet (go easy if using bacon)

Step 3

And heat oil to medium-low.

Step 4

Add garlic and bacon

Step 5

Cook for three minutes.

Step 6

If using prosciutto,thinly cut with scissors ,I'm using bacon because who can find the stuff in Midwest? Lol so instructions will be for bacon

Step 7

Do not let the bacon brown or get crunchy.

Step 8

Add in the tomato paste

Step 9

Cook a minute

Step 10

Add broth, wine, seasonings

Step 11

Bring to a simmer stirring to mix it all together.

Step 12

Arrange the shrimp in the pan so they lie flat as possible.

Step 13

Continue cooking over medium-low heat, turning the shrimp in the sauce so they are well covered and colored by sauce and and the strips of bacon are all tangled around the shrimp.

Step 14

Cook until shrimp light pink

Step 15

To finish,

Step 16

Squeeze fresh lemon juice all over and stir in the parsley.

Step 17

1 lemon will make 2 crowns cut spikes in lemon all the way around until can break apart

Step 18

Put olive in center

Step 19

Place in center of plate

Step 20

Put Scampi around lemon crown


No special items needed.

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 large, plump shrimp with a bright pink or orange color.
  • Look for prosciutto that is thinly sliced and of high quality.

  • Substitute the bacon with turkey bacon for a healthier option. The benefit of this substitution is that it provides a leaner and lower fat option without sacrificing flavor.
  • Substitute the white wine with vegetable broth for a vegetarian option. The benefit of this substitution is that it allows the dish to be suitable for vegetarians without changing the flavor profile.

Vegetarian Scampi Replace the shrimp with 3 pounds of extra-large mushrooms, cut into quarters. Replace the prosciutto with 1/2 pound of thinly sliced eggplant. Cook the eggplant in the oil for 3 minutes before adding the garlic. Omit the chicken broth and increase the white wine to 1 cup. Omit the olives and garnish with lemon slices instead of crowns.

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli: This delicious side dish is the perfect accompaniment to Liberace Scampi Prosciutto Italian. The broccoli is roasted with garlic and Parmesan for a tasty and healthy vegetable dish that will complement the rich flavors in the scampi.

Oven-Roasted Potatoes: These potatoes are the perfect side dish to balance out the richness of the Liberace Scampi Prosciutto Italian. They are roasted in the oven with garlic, olive oil, and herbs, creating a flavorful and crispy texture that will pair perfectly with the scampi.


Q: What type of bacon should I use for this recipe?

A: Any type of bacon will work for this recipe, but it should be cut into thin strips before cooking. For best results, precook the bacon until it is soft and releasing most of its grease.

Q: How long should I cook the bacon for?

A: The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the bacon and the desired crispness. Generally, thin strips should be cooked for about 5-7 minutes, while thicker strips should be cooked for 8-10 minutes.

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Fun facts:

This recipe is named after the famous American pianist and entertainer Liberace, who was known for his flamboyant style and extravagant lifestyle.

This dish is a variation of the classic Italian dish scampi, which is traditionally made with lobster or langoustines and is usually served with pasta.