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Firecracker Shrimp with Cranpotle Dipping Sauce Recipe

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You'll find bacon wrapped shrimp is always a big hit at parties. I like mine with a little bit of heat and tang. I love this recipe it's so simple to create an amazing appetizer.—Suzanne Forsberg, Manteca, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 10 bacon strips
  • 20 uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails on)

Nutritional Facts

1 shrimp with 2-1/4 teaspoons sauce equals 110 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. For sauce, place the first eight ingredients in a blender; cover and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. Cut each bacon strip in half widthwise. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Wrap a piece of bacon around each shrimp; thread onto metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink and bacon is crisp. Serve with dipping sauce. Yield: 20 appetizers (1 cup sauce).
Originally published as Firecracker Shrimp with Cranpotle Dipping Sauce in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2011, p13

Nutritional Facts

1 shrimp with 2-1/4 teaspoons sauce equals 110 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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