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Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Makes

1-1/2 dozen

This grilling recipe has been in our family for many years and always gets rave reviews. I combine tender marinated shrimp with bacon strips to produce these delightful appetizers that will surely disappear in a hurry. — Jane Bone, Cape Coral, Florida

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, pepper, curry powder, ground cumin and ground coriander
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 18 uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 9 bacon strips, halved lengthwise

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, lemon juice, oil and seasonings. Pour 1/4 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Drain on paper towels. Remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade. Wrap each shrimp with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill bacon-wrapped shrimp, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning and basting with reserved marinade.

Nutrition Facts

3 each: 329 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 698mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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