Put Bacon on it!
Shortly after getting married I remember discussions with my Hubby about our soon to be children.
We talked at length about those kids we saw in restaurants that only ate chicken nuggets.
Our kids would not grow up like that.
We envisioned our children eating everything we placed on the table.
Gulping down chicken cordon bleu, spaghetti carbonara and a multitude of veggies.
It’s not like I was going to put liver and onions or brussel sprouts out every day.
Of course not!
What I didn’t take into consideration is that kids are picky eaters.
Yep, even mine.
We didn’t cook separate foods for them.
Instead we directed our culinary efforts into foods they did like.
They loved pizza, but wouldn’t touch Mexican.
So I had to outwit them.
I love Mexican.
We started by making pizza on tortillas.
Then we put one on top of the other and grilled them, quesadilla?
We ate those pizza’s rolled up, fajita?
We slipped chicken into those pizza’s.
Finally rolled them up and sprinkled cheese on top and baked them, burritos!!
Fish however was a brick wall.
They wouldn’t touch it baked, fried or even smothered in pizza sauce.
So we resorted to a tactic that works every time.
WE WRAPPED IT IN BACON.
It could be regular bacon, ham or prosciutto.
Even kids love bacon.
They ate lentil soup if we sprinkled crispy bacon on top.
Pasta carbonara with cubed up prosciutto, yep they did.
Now that our children are older we don’t have to worry about what they will and not eat.
They really do eat everything we put on the table.
But we still like to wrap food in bacon.
Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp
5 large shrimp per person
zest of 1 lemon
Thin sliced prosciutto, 1 per shrimp
Peel and clean shrimp
Mix BBQ sauce with lemon zest
Drag shrimp through sauce
Lay prosciutto flat on work surface
Drop shrimp on top and roll up
You can skewer shrimp if you prefer
Or place directly on grill
Grill 3-4 minutes per side, or until shrimp is nice pink color and
proscuitto is crispy