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Prosciutto Wrapped Prawns With Pesto Dip Appetizer

These prosciutto wrapped prawns are great to serve to guests as a starter, leaving them wanting more.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy prawn recipe, pesto dip, prawn appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 313 kcal
Author Nicolas


Pesto Dip

  • 50 g basil leaves
  • 25 g pine nuts
  • garlic cloves peeled
  • 50 mls olive oil
  • 30 g parmesan
  • ½ a lemon juiced and zested
  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning


  • 350 g of peeled king prawns
  • 125 g of prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


Pesto Dip

  1. Put all 7 ingredients for the dip in a blender, along with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Blend for 1-2 minutes until you have a smooth consistency.
  3. Keep in a bowl or container, covered in the fridge until you are ready to serve.


  1. Cut the prosciutto into long thin trips.
  2. Wrap the prosciutto around the prawns (one strip per prawn) and then set aside.
  3. Get a couple of sheets of baking paper on a plate.
  4. Pre-heat a pan on medium-high heat. Add a glug of olive oil and then fry the prawns for about 1½-2 minutes on each side. Keep an eye on them as the prosciutto can burn quite easily if your not careful.
  5. Turn the heat off and the transfer the prawns on the baking paper to drain.
  6. Serve with the dip and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe makes for the best party food.
  • Don't cook the prawns any longer than 2 minute on each side. Overcooked prawns are like rubber bullets.
Nutrition Facts
Prosciutto Wrapped Prawns With Pesto Dip Appetizer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 218
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.2g37%
Saturated Fat 4.5g28%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 483mg21%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 3.2g1%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 22.3g45%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.