Grilled Skewered Serrano-Wrapped Shrimp with Garlic Aioli

Kitchen cue: If you can't find serrano, choose another thinly sliced cured ham, such as prosciutto, which works just as well for this Grilled Skewered Serrano-Wrapped Shrimp with Garlic Aioli.

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Makes: 8  servings Prep 35 mins Start to Finish 38 mins


  • 2 cups  mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons  minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 48 medium shrimp (about 1-3/4 lbs.), shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound  thinly sliced serrano ham


1. Whisk together mayonnaise, garlic, and juice with salt and pepper to taste. Keep aioli covered and chilled.

2. Working with one 8-inch skewer at a time, thread 1 shrimp lengthwise and wrap with a slice of ham (you may want to cut ham in half lengthwise if slices are too big). Repeat with remaining skewers, shrimp, and ham.

3. Preheat grill. Grill shrimp seam-side down, turning over moderate heat until they are cooked through, about 3 minutes. Serve shrimp warm or at room temperature with aioli.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • cal.(kcal)540,
  • sat. fat(g)8,
  • carb.(g)3,
  • sodium(mg)1056,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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