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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp is an easy shrimp appetizer recipe that tastes really good. The process involves marinating the shrimp and then wrapping it in bacon strips before baking. If you are one of those who love to grill, you may opt to grill the shrimp instead.
I used the packaged large raw shrimp for this recipe. I usually purchase it when I need to save some time in deveining and removing the head and shell. Larger shrimp are recommended for this recipe because smaller shrimp tend to shrink when cooked. As for the bacon, I used half-cooked bacon to get that near crisp texture at the end; using uncooked bacon requires more cooking time. This can cause the shrimp to be overcooked.
I like having this as an appetizer for steaks or grilled meat. Instead of enjoying the usual surf and turf, I try to nibble on the surf first before attacking the turf. Well, you can enjoy this in any way that you please.
Try this Bacon Wrapped Shrimp recipe. Let me know what you think.
- 1 1/2 lbs. large shrimp deveined and shells removed
- 15 to 18 bacon strips
- 1 fresh lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Squeeze the lemon and place the juice in a large bowl.
- Add the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir.
- Put the shrimp in the bowl. Toss and then marinate for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook the bacon strips in a griddle or pan until it is halfway done. Make sure that the bacon is not crisp and can still be bent without breaking. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut the bacon in half (crosswise). Wrap the shrimp with the bacon and secure by inserting a toothpick.
- Arrange the bacon wrapped shrimp in a baking tray. Brush with the remaining marinade to keep the moisture in.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not over bake the shrimp.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with your favorite sauce.
- Share and enjoy!