Serves 6 to 8 Prep Time 15 minutes Cooking Time 15 minutes
1 kilo jumbo shrimp or prawns 4 tablespoons butter, divided into 2 1 small white onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped honey ham (substitute option: bacon) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour splash dry white wine or dry sherry 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup grated queso de bola 1/2 teaspoon paprika or crab boil seasoning (recommended brand: Old Bay) 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1 Use kitchen scissors to cut away from the back of shrimp all the way to the tail. This is how to butterfly a shrimp or prawn. Remove meat and save the shells, arranging them in a shallow casserole dish. Chop the meat on an angle into chunks. Preheat the broiler to high.