Keto Prosciutto wrapped shrimp

Keto Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp with Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This weeks recipe is homemade Keto Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp with Bourbon BBQ Sauce, this is recipe #5 as part of our 2019 Keto Christmas/Holiday Recipe series.  We believe that there is no reason to not remain strong on keto during the holidays.  All it takes is a little bit of planning and a willingness to try new things, however even many of the traditional holiday recipes can be modified and turned into Keto Low Carb friendly dishes that the entire family can enjoy.  This is a delicious, elegant and sophisticated and easy to make keto appetizer that would be great your upcoming New Year’s Eve events. Who says you can’t enjoy the holidays when doing keto.

A simple to make yet really sophisticated appetizer. Great for a cocktail party, or to kick off a New Year’s eve gathering. This recipe was originally from Food & Wine magazine, and was not ketogenic….with a few simple adaptations, this will please all your party crowds! The jazzed up barbecue sauce really gives this dish an extra boost of flavor, part sweet, and part spicy, and very savory! And although this works perfectly as an appetizer, it also works nicely as a main dish or as a topper for salad or zoodled  zucchini.

These can be completely prepped ahead of time, which helps make them the perfect party snack.

Prosciutto is a dried cured ham, with a nice salty flavor. Prosciutto originated in Italy but he’s also made in the same style in the US. It is often eaten and cooked, but it’s great in place of bacon in various recipes, such as these festive, splurgy jumbo shrimp hors d’oeuvres. Prosciutto is more delicate than bacon, but it gets a nice crispness, and the BBQ sauce really helps it stick to the shrimp.

I used frozen shrimp for my recipe, but feel free to use any large shrimp of your choosing. I also found that a minute of broiling at the end really set off the crispness and color of the prosciutto.

May your new year bring health and happiness, pursuing the ketogenic lifestyle!


Well this recipe was an appetizer so we didn’t have a lot left over, I generally will take leftovers from our recipes for lunch.  These were equally as good the next day, I only wished that we’d used a bit more barbeque sauce.  The only other issue I noticed had to do with with reheating the shrimp and trying not to over cook them using the microwave.  All and all these were delicious, and a nice little appetizer.

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Keto Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp with Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Course Appetizer, keto appetizer, keto recipes, low carb appetizer, low carb recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword keto appetizer, keto holiday recipes, low carb appetizer, low carb holiday recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 133kcal


Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 TB avocado oil or Olive Oil
  • 2 TB chopped onion
  • 1 Tsp. rosemary fresh chopped
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp 21 season salute
  • 2 TB brown sugar alternative
  • 1 TB Dijon mustard
  • 2 TB bourbon optional
  • 1 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 1/5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/5 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free bbq sauce
  • 24 shrimp Extra Large
  • 12 slices prosciutto cut lengthwise
  • Lime wedges for serving optional


  • In a medium saucepan , heat the oil. Add the onion and rosemary and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to brown. Stir in all of the remaining barbecue sauce ingredients and season with salt and pepper. In a food processor, purée the barbecue sauce until smooth. Transfer the sauce to a bowl.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Coat shrimp with barbecue sauce. Wrap each shrimp in a half a slice of prosciutto and transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Brush the shrimp with some of the barbecue sauce and arrange them 1 inch apart. Roast the shrimp for 5 to 6 minutes. Turn the shrimp over, brush with more barbecue sauce and roast for an additional five minutes longer. Broil for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes to get a nice golden crispness. Transfer the shrimp to a platter and serve. Garnish with lime wedges and any remaining barbecue sauce for dipping.


2 Carbs per serving
1 Net Carb per serving
6 servings = 4 shrimp per person
*NOTE:  We used 1/2 cup of the G Hughes Sugar Free BBQ.  However, we estimate that with the brushing or even dipping the shrimp that we probably only used about 2 tablespoons of actually BBQ sauce.
*All nutrition information is approximate. Please read and use your own labels for more precise information.  We provide these recipes to give you options for food choices on a Keto or Low Carb diet, it is YOUR responsibility to manage your individual daily macros.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg


In this section we try and highlight other Keto recipes that might interest you.  This week we decided to highlight one of our older appetizer videos just to give you additional options for your upcoming News Years or even Super Bowl parties.

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