Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp with Fennel Slaw

This is a great little appetizer bite, featuring fennel, which is clean yet full of flavor.

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Serves: 12
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
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Dietary Preferences



  • 2 Ocean Mist Farms fennel bulbs
  • 12 large white shrimp
  • 12 slices pancetta bacon
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • ½ red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ bunch Ocean Mist Farms cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ jalapeño, deseeded and chopped


  1. In a bowl, add the lime juice and olive oil. Remove the core from each fennel bulb, and shave*. Immediately place the fennel into the lime juice mixture
  2. Add in the bell pepper, jalapeño, cilantro and onion.
  3. Place the shrimp in a hot sauté pan and cook for approx 2 minutes on each side until the pancetta crisps up.
  4. Top each shrimp with a small spoon of the fennel slaw and serve

*Tip: instead of a sharp knife try using a mandolin. Mandolins are increasingly popular in cooking shops and they can be used for a variety of tasks and make thin slices a breeze.


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