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Bacon-Wrapped Blue Cheese Shrimp Recipe

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Blue cheese, bacon and basil pack big flavor into a couple of bites. To save time, you can assemble the skewers the night before and then serve them hot from the broiler on the day. —Vivi Taylor, Middleburg, Florida
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 16 uncooked shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 16 cubes blue cheese (1/2 inch)
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • 8 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, halved
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

Directions

  1. Preheat broiler. Combine butter, garlic and pepper sauce. Cut a slit in each shrimp along the inside curve; flatten slightly. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper. Press a cheese cube into slit. Wrap a basil leaf and bacon piece around each shrimp; secure with a toothpick.
  2. Place shrimp on a greased rack of a broiler pan. Broil 6-8 in. from heat until shrimp turn pink and bacon is crisp, about 5-6 minutes on each side, basting occasionally with butter mixture.
  3. Arrange shrimp on a serving platter; sprinkle with celery, crumbled blue cheese and basil. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Originally published as Bacon-Wrapped Blue Cheese Shrimp in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2017, p11


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