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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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; 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.