This bacon wrapped shrimp recipe creates a tasty and succulent appetizer that will put your guests on cloud nine. Its essentially simple with few ingredients. It takes a little effort, but when you taste these divine shrimp, you will be delighted at how scrumptious they are.
I originally thought up this bacon wrapped shrimp to add some pizazz to a rumaki recipe that I had. But the more I played with it, the more I saw that the shrimp could just stand alone with a little seasoning and the bacon.
The key to this bacon wrapped shrimp recipe turning out on top, is making sure the bacon is precooked. If you have ever had ramaki in a restaurant, you have probably noticed that often the bacon is not cooked and it makes for a less than appetizing appetizer. The timing of this can depend on how hot the broiler is and whether you are using gas or electric to cook. The bacon may not come out perfect the first time. But with a bit of practice, these tasty little snacks can be the hit of any party. They are always the first appetizer dish to empty no matter where I take them.
- 1 lb of medium size shrimp (30 to 40 count)
- 1 tbl garlic powder
- 1 tbl beau monde seasoning (Its kind of like a seasoned salt. You can find it in the spice section on any grocery store.)
- 10 slices of bacon, cut into thirds
- Sometimes I will add other seasonings to the shrimp before I wrap them in the bacon.
dried dill weed sprinkled on both sides of shrimp
oregano and Parmesan cheese sprinkled on both sides
dry mustard powder, coat one side
cajun spices, both sides coated
Cut the bacon into thirds and precook it for a few minutes. Make sure it is still flexible and not crisp. Drain on a paper towel and set aside.
Preheat broiler to 400┬░.
Rinse and dry the shrimp. Sprinkle both sides with the garlic powder and beau monde seasoning. Wrap the bacon around the shrimp, secure with a toothpick and place them seam side down on grate over a shallow baking pan.
Place pan in oven about 6 inches away from the broiler flame and cook 4 minutes. Turn and cook another 4 minutes until the bacon becomes crisp. (You can, instead, fry the shrimp and bacon wraps in a frying pan if you prefer for about 2 or 3 minutes on each side)