I love to cook. One of the delicacies that we love to serve up from time to time (and I did for Wendy and my birthday last week) is Bacon Wrapped Shrimp. It didn’t make it into our last cookbook, but I have the recipe here for you.
Bacon Grilled Shrimp
When we pamper ourselves with steak, we love this additional recipe as a side or an appetizer.
- 1 lb bacon
- ½ cup oil
- 1 onion, small
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 2 lbs large shrimp, thawed
Cut bacon ½ length and cook el dante. Set bacon grease aside.
Finely chop the onion and pour into a small mixing bowl. Measure leftover bacon grease and add remaining ½ cup with choice of oil. Pour over onions. Add cayenne pepper, sugar, salt, oregano and garlic powder. Mix shrimp and mix in a 1 gallon pressure closed bag. Zip it up and have one the kids mush it around for 5 minutes. Marinade in the refrigerator for one hour.
Wrap each piece of shrimp with a piece of bacon and poke with a toothpick. Lay out on plate and bring out to the grill. Over flame (preferably charcoal), place the bacon-wrapped shrimp. Cook until shrimp is white and shell is pink. Remove and serve.