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{February 13, 2013}   Bacon Wrapped Shrimp!!!!!!!

Sorry about the lack of posts…but I’m back with tasty bacon wrapped shrimp! I even have pictures!!

Tasty shrimps!
Tasty shrimps!

Anyways….I got the recipe from Southern Living’s December 2012 issue and on Monday my mom and I made it for dinner for my mom, my aunt, and me, since the other two don’t eat fish. They had sloppy joe nachos but that’s another post.

Here’s the recipe:


  • 24 unpeeled, large raw shrimp
  • 1/4 cup canola oil 
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 12 bacon slices, cut in half crosswise 
  • 24 wooden picks


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. Combine canola oil and next 7 ingredients in a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Add shrimp; seal and chill 30 minutes, turning once.
  2. Meanwhile, arrange bacon in a single layer in a 15- x-10-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake at 450° for 6 to 8 minutes or just until bacon begins to brown. (Bacon will be partially cooked, not crisp.) Remove from pan, and drain on paper towels. Reduce oven temperature to 400°.
  3. Place a lightly greased wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade. Wrap 1 bacon piece around each shrimp, and secure with a wooden pick threaded through both ends of shrimp. Arrange shrimp in a single layer on wire rack.
  4. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp and shrimp turn pink. Serve immediately.

They were super tasty. We had to cut the bacon into halves so we’d have enough. Mama said she would serve them to guests. Aunt Paula told me on Tuesday that they were all she could talk about. The only thing I had to say was more bacon per shrimp. But that’s not a whole lot. Super super super tasty! If you couldn’t tell I really loved.


Lisa says:

Sounds really good! Can’t wait to try this one!

moats002 says:

We need to make this often enough that we can whip this up as our fabulous go-to meal for guests. What goes great with bacon-wrapped shrimp?

Since we served the shrimp by itself, I don’t know but after a short google search I can suggest parmesan asparagus, rice pilaf, or garlic bread.

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