This is one of those combinations that sounds weird but is a crowd-pleaser. You can serve it as an appetizer or as a main course with steamed jasmine or basmati rice. (Skewer each shrimp individually for a less messy hors d’oeuvre.) Soppressata is a cured Italian sausage similar to salami. It has a wonderful, peppery flavor and is generally available at good delicatessens. Ask for it very thinly sliced—it will stay wrapped around the shrimp better during grilling.
Prepare a Charcoal fire or preheat a gas or stovetop grill. Place a basil leaf on the side of each shrimp and then wrap the shrimp with
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