Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp with Honey-Lime Glaze

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Mar. 01, 2023
Requested every year by my family during the holidays are these shrimp appetizers. We're all familiar with bacon-wrapped shrimp bites, but our version uses pancetta and a honey-lime cilantro glaze. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp with Honey-Lime Glaze Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 thin slices pancetta
  • 18 uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cut each slice of pancetta into 3 strips. Wrap 1 strip around each shrimp; secure with a toothpick. Place in a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. In a small bowl, whisk honey, lime juice and water until blended; reserve 2 tablespoons for brushing cooked shrimp.
  2. Brush half the remaining honey mixture over shrimp. Bake 5 minutes. Turn shrimp; brush with remaining half of the honey mixture. Bake 4-6 minutes longer or until pancetta is crisp and shrimp turns pink.
  3. Remove from oven; brush with reserved 2 tablespoons honey mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

1 pancetta-wrapped shrimp: 55 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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