Friday, June 27, 2014

bacon wrapped shrimp recipe

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

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