Bacon Wrapped Shrimp


Bacon wrapped shrimped are a very easy snack or h’derv to make.  Most people will enjoy them and there are countless ways to season them.  You will need bacon, shrimp, sheet pan, baking rack, toothpicks, and seasonings.  For shrimp I Iike to get 10-12 variety.  This just means there are 10-12 shrimp per pound.  For seasonings I like to keep it simple with salt, pepper, paprika, and chili powder.

 

First you will want to remove the shells and de-vein the shrimp.  I also remove the tails. This is not necessary and can be used as handles if kept on.  They can also be eaten although I do not recommend it.  Wash clean with water and set aside to dry.  Pre heat oven to 400 F.  Cut bacon slices in half and wrap shrimps.  Use a tooth pick to hold in place.  Place baking rack inside of sheet pan and place bacon wrapped shrimp onto the baking wrap.  Then salt and pepper all of the shrimp generously.  I then select some to put the paprika and chili powder on.  You can do as many or as little as you like. We like to have a variety of flavors when we make these.  You can also use many other types of seasonings on them.  Curry ones would be good or a Greek seasoning could be interesting.  You could also cover them in BBQ sauce and put an onion sliver inside the wrap. 

 

Place the bacon wrapped shrimp in the oven.  Cookies vary but will take a minimum of 15-20 minutes.  Just cook it until you see that the bacon is cooked through and nice and crispy, but not burnt.  I cook these at 400 degrees in a convection oven and they take around 30-40 minutes.  Once removed from the oven allow to cool for a few minutes and then enjoy.  These things are great for a party or just for an afternoon snack.  If for some reason you don’t manage to eat these all at once you can place them in the fridge for later.  They taste great cold as well, especially if they are aggressively seasoned.