Stuffed Shrimp Scampi in Prosciutto and Melted Cheese

This shrimp scampi recipe was inspired by a dish I ordered in a restaurant and is great served either as an appetizer or side dish.

The shrimp are stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in thin prosciutto then placed in a small oven-proof dish and drizzled with melted garlic butter and shredded cheese before cooking on your BBQ or in the oven.

shrimp stuffed with cream cheese

If you want the cheese to brown quickly on top then put the dishes on an cookie sheet and place under the broiler for 2 minutes before serving.

Nice and easy scampi recipe that's as good as a restaurant and a whole lot cheaper!

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Serves: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Indirect Heat - use upper warming rack

Medium-High (350F - 400F)

What you'll need:

  • 16 raw, deveined Jumbo shrimp scampi (16 - 20 size)
  • 8 thin slices prosciutto ham
  • 1/2 cup Philadelphia cream cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Lemon pepper
  • 1/2 cup melted garlic butter
  • 1 cup grated cheese (asiago, mozzarella or packaged blend)
  • 4 small ramekins or small short oven-proof bowls.

Tip: If you don't have lemon pepper dry some lemon zest on a cookie sheet in the oven then mix with ground black pepper.

Tip: If you don't have commercial garlic butter make your own by melting 1/2 cup butter in microwave or on the stove and stirring in 2 tablespoons minced garlic.

stuffing shrimp with cream cheese

Step 1:
Scoop approx. 1/2 cup Philadelphia cream cheese from it's package into a separate dish.

Select 1 raw, deveined shrimp and ensure it's back is open enough to hold cream cheese.

With a teaspoon scoop some cream cheese and place in the open crack of the shrimp.

shrimp wrapped in prosciutto

Cut a slice of prosciutto in half length-wise so it's just slightly narrower then the shrimp.

Place the cheese filled shrimp scampi at one end of the prosciutto.

Sprinkle a little garlic powder and lemon pepper over top.

stuffed shrimp in prosciutto

Carefully roll up the shrimp and prosciutto.

shrimp scampi appetizer

Step 2:
Place 4 rolled up scampi in the small oven-proof dish.

melted butter on shrimp

Pour 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) of melted garlic butter over the 4 shrimp.

shrimp and cheese

Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder over the shrimp and cover with 1/4 cup grated cheese.

garlic shrimp scampi on grill

Step 3:
Place the oven-proof ramekins or small bowls on the top warming rack of the BBQ or on a cookie sheet on main grate.

Close BBQ lid.

After 10 minutes lift the lid to make sure the shrimp are turning pink and the cheese is melting.

When cheese is melted and bubbling and shrimp are cooked remove from the BBQ.

If you want the cheese browned on top of this delicious recipe then place the bowls on a cookie sheet under your oven broiler at 500F for 2 minutes.


grilled shrimp with garlic and cheese

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