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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Appetizers

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Appetizers


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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Serves: 4


What's a backyard BBQ party without grilled appetizers?

Pretty lame actually.

If you want to show off and really impress your guests then these bacon-wrapped appetizers will really help.

Imagine, jumbo shrimp stuffed with goat cheese, seasoned with garlic & lemon pepper then wrapped up in your choice of prosciutto, pancetta or regular bacon.

On and off the grill in 6 minutes, drizzle with some balsamic vinegar and you'll be the star of the party!

These are a great one-bite grilled appetizer, check out my bacon wrapped jalapeno's to go with them!

If using regular bacon you'll want to partially cook it before wrapping the shrimp so it's fully cooked when the shrimp are.

I recommend the prosciutto or pancetta instead though, it doesn't need pre-cooking and it's salty flavor really enhances the shrimp and goat cheese.

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12 raw, peeled deveined shrimp (16 - 20 size)
1/2 cup plain soft goat cheese
12 slices prosciutto, pancetta or regular bacon
4 TBL Garlic Powder
4 TBL lemon pepper (optional)
12 wooden toothpicks (soaked in water)
2 TBL balsamic vinegar (for drizzling when done)


1. Peel and devein the shrimp (unless you've bought them like that) and rinse under cold water.

Pat dry with paper towels.

2. With a sharp knife carefully butterfly the shrimp so they'll hold the goat cheese. Don't cut all the way through the shrimp.

With a spoon or knife stuff each shrimp with some of the goat cheese.

3. Lay the shrimp on a slice of prosciutto (or pancetta or partially cooked bacon).

Sprinkle some garlic powder and lemon pepper (optional) over top.

TIP: If using regular bacon partially cook the slices in the microwave for 2 minutes or 3 minutes and then let cool.

4. Tightly wrap the shrimp in the prosciutto and secure with a toothpick.

5. Preheat the grill to 500F.

Clean and oil the grates well.

When the grills reached temperature place the bacon wrapped shrimp on the grill, close the lid and leave for 3 minutes.

After 3 minutes, lift the lid, wiggle the shrimp to loosen and flip them over.

Close the lid and leave them for another 3 minutes.

After 3 minutes the bacon should be cooked enough and the shrimp done (opaque and turning orangey-brown).

6. Remove the shrimp to a serving platter and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.


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star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onmelb says:

Wow. I'm having a bbq tonight and I'm going to try these. Stuffing the shrimp is such a good idea.


star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onModernScienceGirl says:

Hey Chef! That teriyaki recipe looks impressive . This recipe is so yum like
I couldn't wait to do this. This coming week I'll try to cook the recipes during Saturday. : D

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