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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

“I tweaked this recipe to please my family, and now it’s a hit! For less heat, skip the jalapenos.” Debbie Cheek - State Road, NC
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Broil: 5 min. YIELD:30 servings


  • 30 uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 6 tablespoons creamy Caesar salad dressing, divided
  • 15 bacon strips, halved crosswise
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and thinly sliced


  • 1. Preheat broiler. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with 4 tablespoons dressing; let stand 15 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.
  • 3. Remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade. Top each shrimp with a jalapeno slice and wrap with a bacon strip; secure with a toothpick. Place on a greased rack of a broiler pan.
  • 4. Broil 4 in. from heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, basting frequently with remaining dressing after turning.
  • 5. Discard toothpicks before serving. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 34 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 lean meat.

Reviews for Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2015

"Very good"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"Instead of bacon, I use prosciutto. It is thinner providing for a tighter wrap. Also, less greasy! This appetizer is awesome!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"This sounds really good! & best of all, I have all the ingredients on hand! I'll probably skip the Jalapenos, though, sprinkle with a bit of pepper & add pineapple!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"I added a piece of sliced water chestnut. The "crunch" added extra to this base.

I also left some jalapeno membrane on some of the pieces-wow!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"How can you go wrong with shrimp and bacon. I love the idea of adding a slice of jalapeno to it, wonderful!!!! I love making appetizers and this is just another one that I will add to my recipe files. Thank you!!"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"really good flavor-kind of messy to prepare"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Can these be frozen?"

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