In a bowl, mix together the olive oil, paprika, and black pepper. Mix in the shrimp carefully and let this mixture rest for 30 mins.
Meanwhile, soak the skewers in water. Do not skip this step unless you want your oven to catch on fire.
Thread the shrimp on the skewers. Start with the fat end and stretch the shrimp, poking your skewer out through its tail. Place on a foil-covered baking sheet.
Once all the shrimp are threaded, take the proscuitto di cittero and prepare to get a little frustrated. The slices are very thin and they tend to lump together. Think saran wrap, clinging to itself. What I found was that it was a lot easier to peel the paper off the proscuitto than to peel the proscuitto off the paper. So hold the paper up and peel it off carefully.
Use half a slice to wrap the shrimp. Unless you are about to enter your shrimp in a beauty contest, don't worry about how even it looks, it's still going to taste fantastic.
Turn oven to Hi Broil. Place shelf about 6 inches away from the heat source. Put in your shrimp and broil for 6-8 minutes but watch it very carefully. When the proscuitto is all crisp and the shrimp are opaque, you are done.
Serve with plenty of napkins.
Make sure to serve this dish with plenty of napkins. You'll end up with plenty of prosciutto and paprika goodness all over your fingers, so you'll definitely want to have some napkins nearby.
You can use bacon instead of prosciutto if you want, but it will have to cooker longer. Prosciutto crisps much faster, which results in shorter cook time.
If you decide to use bacon, make sure to get the thinnest bacon you can find. Otherwise, you'll end up overcooking the shrimp by the time the bacon gets crispy. And trust me, nobody wants overcooked shrimp.
It's important that you don't overcook the shrimp. Make sure you set a timer or keep an eye on the oven to make sure of it.
This recipe is a great meal prep recipe for parties and get-togethers. You can prepare the shrimp, wrap them in prosciutto and keep them in the fridge until you are ready to bake them.