Prawn and Bacon Brochettes

“The Spanish love bacon, which we cure and air-dry in the same way as our famous jamon. This combination of prawns and bacon is inspired and very popular, and can be found at most Tapas bar, as well as in many banquets and receptions. It is an ideal treat for your guests when having a party at home! Found on-line at Spain recipes and posting for ZWT5. Although this was found on a Spainish Recipe Site, prawns/shrimp are common in many areas of the world, especially in the tropical islands.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 ounces bacon, thinly sliced (or jamon)
  • 24 prawns, peeled (medium to large uncooked, headless)
  • black pepper, freshly ground to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 lemons, quartered


  1. Cut the bacon (or jamon, if using it) into pieces which will wrap generously round the prawns. Place the wrapped prawns down flat on a board and skewer them through the fattest part and the tail, making sure the jamón is firmly fixed. Season generously and drizzle with the oil.
  2. On a high heat, griddle, grill or barbecue the prawn and bacon brochettes for 2-3 minutes on each side, so the jamón crisps up. Alternatively , roast in a hot oven (425ºF) on an oiled baking tray for 8-10 minutes. Squeeze over the juice of the lemon wedges and serve immediately.

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