Jumbo Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp recipe

These bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp make awesome grilled appetizers.

It's such an easy recipe, use larger shrimp, in the 16-20 size, stuff with goat cheese, sprinkle a little garlic powder and some optional lemon pepper and wrap in prosciutto, pancetta or regular bacon.

As soon as they come off the grill drizzle them with a little balsamic vinegar.

If using regular bacon partially pre-cook it first in the microwave before wrapping since the shrimp will be cooked long before the bacon would be so this equals things out.

I recommend prosciutto like the picture above.  Available at most grocery stores, prosciutto is more salty and really adds to the flavor of this appetizer in my opinion.

These are very quick to cook, total of 6 minutes at 500F.

› Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

Serves: 2 - 4

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes

Direct Heat: 500F

What you'll need:

  • 12 raw jumbo shrimp, peeled & deveined(16-20 size)
  • plain soft goat cheese
  • 12 strips of prosciutto, pancetta or regular bacon.
  • garlic powder
  • lemon pepper (optional)
  • 12 toothpicks soaked in water
  • balsamic vinegar for drizzling

    Tip: if using regular bacon partially cook it in the microwave 2 minutes before wrapping.  Prosciutto or pancetta need no pre-cooking.

prepare shrimp to stuff

Step 1:
Peel and devein the shrimp (unless you bought them already done) and rinse under cold water.

Pat dry with paper towels.

With a sharp knife carefully butterfly the shrimp so they'll hold some goat cheese.

shrimp with goat cheese

Spoon a little goat cheese into each shrimp.

how to make bacon wrapped shrimp

Place the goat cheese filled shrimp on a slice of prosciutto or pancetta or partially cooked bacon.

Sprinkle a little garlic powder and lemon pepper (optional) over top.

wrapping shrimp in bacon

Roll up each shrimp in the slice of prosciutto and secure with a toothpick.

how to oil a grill

Step 2:
Preheat the grill to 500F and clean the grates.

Oil the grates well with canola or vegetable oil using a folded paper towel dipped in oil.

bbq bacon wrapped shrimp

When the grills reached 500F place the bacon wrapped shrimp on the BBQ and close the lid.

grilling shrimp wrapped in bacon

After 3 minutes lift the lid and flip them over to cook the other side.

Close the lid for another 3 minutes.

After 3 minutes lift the lid and wiggle them to loosen them from the grates.

The bacon should be cooked and the shrimp should be opaque. 

how to make shrimp wrapped in bacon

Remove the shrimp from the grill to a serving platter and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Serve immediately.


shrimp wrapped in bacon drizzled with balsamic

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