|Shrimp||32 Large, shelled and deveined|
|Cognac/Dry white wine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Freshly ground black pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Thin ham strips/Half bacon slices||32|
|Dry breadcrumbs||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), sifted|
1. Place the shrimp in a bowl, add cognac, salt, pepper and basil and marinate in refrigerator one hour or longer.
2. Wrap each shrimp in a strip of ham and string on skewers, allowing four or eight for each skewer.
3. Place in a preheated broiler about four inches from the source of the heat and cook until the fat of the ham is partially browned. Roll in the crumbs, return to the broiler and cook until golden brown.