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Mozzarella and Asparagus Stuffed Shrimp

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“I have made these on many occasions for holiday get-togethers, everybody just goes wild over them! to save time, prepare them ahead, and just pop them in the oven when ready. I usually double or triple the recipe. Tip: make sure that you purchase large enough shrimp in order to be able to stuff them properly--these are amazing!”
READY IN:
42mins
YIELD:
30 jumbo shrimp
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Prepared a baking pan (large enough to hold all the shrimp).
  3. Peel, clean and butterfly the shrimp (slice down the center, but not all the way through).
  4. Place one piece of mozzarella cheese, and one piece of asparagus in the shrimp; then wrap with a piece of pancetta (leaving the tail of the shrimp sticking out).
  5. Lay the shrimp carefully and evenly into the prepared baking pan; top with melted butter (mixed with the fresh garlic, if using), wine and lemon juice.
  6. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs, romano cheese and black pepper.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Remove to a platter or serving dish; top with the pan drippings-- DELICIOUS!
  9. Note: fresh very finely minced fresh garlic may be added with the melted butter.

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