Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal
grill or preheat a gas grill to medium-high. Soak 4 wooden skewers in
water for 30 minutes.
Shell and devein the prawns, leaving
the head (if attached) and tail intact.
Wrap each prawn with half of a
slice of pancetta. Thread 4 prawns crosswise onto each of the 4 skewers,
alternating with zucchini slices. Brush with oil and season with salt
and pepper. Place the skewers on the grill rack and grill, turning one,
for about 2 minutes on each side, until the shrimp are pink and firm.
Serve at once.
sometimes called Italian bacon, is cured pork belly. In general, there
are two versions: in one, the pancetta is cured in a slab and used as
a flavoring in cooking; the other type is rolled and used as a thinly
sliced cold cut for antipasto and panini." From Prosciutto, Pancetta,
Reprinted with permission
from ©2004 Pamela Sheldon Johns Prosciutto Pancetta Salame: Cooking
with the Cured Meats of Italy, published by Ten Speed Press
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