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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

I tweaked this recipe to please my family, and boy were they glad! For less heat, skip the jalapenos. —Debbie Cheek, State Road, North Carolina
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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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: 34 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat.

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sarah User ID: 8867088 271985
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2017

"This recipe is almost the same as one in my hot air fryer cookbook. I have made it several times in my fryer and it's really fantastic. Mine just uses a small cube of monterrey jack cheese with a slice of pepper and a shrimp,wrapped in bacon.instead of the dressing used here. It's less messy and easier,and tastes great! I will try Karen's idea of using prosciutto too! Great party snack food and you can make ahead and cook when ready."

Nitacava User ID: 8606227 237291
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2015

"Very good"

KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 104710
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!"

Bellas_Dream User ID: 6477385 113229
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!"

debp911 User ID: 7002184 100895
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!"

Karen.Buske User ID: 6777614 113228
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!!"

tcarver User ID: 5663692 158675
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"really good flavor-kind of messy to prepare"

lillychevy User ID: 5564641 158674
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Can these be frozen?"

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