Shrimp Wrapped with Prosciutto

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An adventurous dish of fried polenta cakes, shrimp wrapped in prosciutto and a hazelnut liquor sauce! It is as beautiful to see as it is to eat.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup polenta

  • 6 ounces mascarpone cheese

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 large shrimp - peeled and deveined

  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped toasted hazelnuts

  • 6 (1/2 ounce) slices prosciutto

  • 2 fluid ounces hazelnut liqueur

  • cup heavy cream

  • 4 green onions, with tops flared

Directions

  1. In a medium-size pot bring water to a boil. Add butter, salt, and pepper. Mix in dry polenta and let cook until thickened, approximately 8 minutes.

  2. When the polenta has thickened, gently blend mascarpone cheese into it. Remove the pan from heat. Spread polenta-cheese mixture to a 2-inch thickness on an oil-coated surface. When cool, cut a disk using a drinking glass as a cutter. Saute polenta disks in olive oil, in a non-stick skillet. Set aside. (Can be prepared in advance).

  3. Coat shrimp with hazelnuts and wrap each with a slice of ham. In a skillet, saute shrimp carefully in remaining olive oil. Remove shrimp from the pan and keep them warm.

  4. Pour hazelnut liquor into another skillet (or the same skillet used to saute the shrimp, cleaned). When hazelnut flavored liquor is hot (but well under the boiling point), carefully flambe (by touching the edge of the pan with the flame of a match or taper). Be careful and stand back when cooking with open flame! When flames die down, add cream and remaining hazelnuts. Lower heat and continue cooking until mixture thickens.

  5. To assemble, place a polenta disk in the center of a serving dish. Arrange shrimp around the plate. Drizzle sauce mixture on top. Garnish with green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

604 Calories
52g Fat
21g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 604
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 447mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 256mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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