Special Recipes

Zesty Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

45 Minutes    4 Servings

As if grilled shrimp weren’t already delicious, we’ve wrapped it in bacon and served it up for you to enjoy! Perfect for Father’s day and all of the fun summer grill nights, this Zesty Bacon Wrapped Shrimp is delicious and fun for everybody!

Ingredients

For the optional brine

4 cups water

¼ cup kosher salt

¼ cup sugar

1 cup ice

For the shrimp

1 lb. large shrimp, peeled except for the tails

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

¾ teaspoon chili powder

juice and zest from 1 lime

pinch of salt

8-10 pieces of bacon

extra lime for garnish

cilantro garnish

Method

  1. Just like we would recommend with your Thanksgiving turkey, brining is a great way to lock in moisture and ensure these shrimp don’t dry out on the grill! It’s not an entirely necessary step, but we love it if you have time! To brine, combine 1/4 cup kosher salt, 1/4 cup sugar and 4 cups water, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt. Add the ice and shrimp and let sit for 30 minutes at a maximum. Remove the shrimp and pat them dry.
  2. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, chili powder, lime juice, lime zest and a pinch of salt. Add the shrimp and toss well to coat.
  3. In order to get the bacon thoroughly cooked on the grill (without overcooking the shrimp!) you should partially cook the bacon ahead of time. Either in the oven or the microwave, cook until the bacon begins to cook but is still pliable.
  4. Heat the grill to high heat. Wrap the partially cooked bacon around the shrimp and secure on skewers (flat ones if you have them!). Brush with extra marinade from the bowl and grill uncovered for 3 minutes on each side, or until the bacon is browned and the shrimp are just cooked through.
  5. When done, remove from the grill and serve with an extra squeeze of lime juice and some fresh cilantro! These skewers are great by themselves as an appetizer, in shrimp tacos, or served with beans and rice! Yum!
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