Rating: 4.59 stars
445 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 313
  • 4 star values: 95
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4

These are spicy and wonderful! As close as I can get to a restaurant version that I am addicted to. Serves 2 as an entree and 4 as an appetizer.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Wrap shrimp with 1/2 slice of bacon, securing with a toothpick. Be sure and use the large shrimp--the cooking time for the shrimp and the bacon is similar. If you use medium-sized shrimp, you might want to precook the bacon a little--over cooked shrimp are tough and rubbery--and a real shame.

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  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  • Line a jelly roll pan with extra heavy duty foil, and place baking rack in the pan. Place the shrimp on the rack, and sprinkle heavily with the barbecue seasoning. Turn and sprinkle second side. Set aside for 15 minutes. The bacon will turn from creamy white to a little opaque, and the seasonings will soak in.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp and shrimp are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. The rack keeps the shrimp from sitting in the draining bacon fat. With a little luck, you won't tear the foil--you can throw that away and only have to scrub the rack.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; protein 15.1g; carbohydrates 0.3g; fat 10.5g; cholesterol 83.3mg; sodium 627.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (244)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2006
I've prepared a similar appetizer that involved making a small cut down the back of a large or jumbo peeled shrimp and inserting a slice of mild jalapeno pepper before wrapping with bacon. I've found that by winding 1/3 of a bacon slice, starting at one end and finishing at the other end to achieve a single thickness, the bacon has a better chance of cooking adequately and evenly. To cook, I heat the oven temp on the broil setting, add the wrapped shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, turn the shrimp over and broil for another 2 minutes, then turn the oven off and allow the shrimp to finish cooking as the temp gradually decreases. By the time the shrimp begins to turn pink, the bacon will be cooked. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2014
This wasn't a very informative recipe. More of a technique. If you're going to say it comes as close as your favorite restaurant version then please tell us what is in your BBQ seasoning and how much you used. "BBQ seasoning to taste" doesn't tell anything. Was it sweet or spicy? A rub? A sauce? Read More
(67)
445 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 313
  • 4 star values: 95
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2006
I've prepared a similar appetizer that involved making a small cut down the back of a large or jumbo peeled shrimp and inserting a slice of mild jalapeno pepper before wrapping with bacon. I've found that by winding 1/3 of a bacon slice, starting at one end and finishing at the other end to achieve a single thickness, the bacon has a better chance of cooking adequately and evenly. To cook, I heat the oven temp on the broil setting, add the wrapped shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, turn the shrimp over and broil for another 2 minutes, then turn the oven off and allow the shrimp to finish cooking as the temp gradually decreases. By the time the shrimp begins to turn pink, the bacon will be cooked. Read More
(365)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
These are fantastic~ I wish I would have made more. A guest at our superbowl party ate two and he is allergic to shrimp, but he said they are soooo good. I used pre-cooked bacon and it was perfect when I baked it for 10 minutes. Will be making these again for other get togethers. Read More
(153)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
I don't know if it was the bacon or "Johnny's Grub Rub " also from this site or both but this was just spectacular. We partially cooked the bacon in the microwave to make sure it was cooked through without overcooking the shrimp. We also found that since the shrimp we used were the 21-25 count that they needed to be in the oven just nine minutes so watch the cooking time carefully. I served this with Green Rice III and it was a match made in heaven. Words are inadequate to describe how delicious and beautiful this was. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
I love shrimp and I loved this recipie! I added McCormick's Montreal Steak seasoning and the shrimp tasted great everybody liked them. I bought giant shrimps and its better than the restaurant because I can eat as much shrimp as I want for less money. Thanks Jan Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2006
These were as good as any I have ever gotten in a restaurant! I did make a couple of alterations however. I did not use BBQ seasoning but instead marinated the shrimp for a few hours in a little hickory brown sugar BBQ sauce, just enough to coat the shrimp (figured it wouldn't be any messier than the seasoning when wrapping w/ bacon). I cut the bacon into thirds & also added tiny little slivers of jalapenos. I then sprinkled them w/ steak seasoning & allowed them to rest as the recipe states. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
I don't know if it was the bacon or "Johnny's Grub Rub " also from this site or both but this was just spectacular. We partially cooked the bacon in the microwave to make sure it was cooked through without overcooking the shrimp. We also found that since the shrimp we used were the 21-25 count that they needed to be in the oven just nine minutes so watch the cooking time carefully. I served this with Green Rice III and it was a match made in heaven. Words are inadequate to describe how delicious and beautiful this was. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
Just some tips for anyone who hasn't made this yet...don't use thick cut bacon! LOL! I cooked the bacon in the microwave for 2 minutes before wrapping the shrimp and it just never got crisp. Next time I'm going to try again with thin cut bacon:) This is a RICH food and even though it didn't come out the way I expected it was still very delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2007
I used large fresh shrimp. Wrapped each one in one peice of bacon as it called but for some of the very large ones I used a strip and a half to cover the whole shrimp. In addition to the barbeque seasoning I sprinkled each with cayenne pepper to give them a kick of spicyness and also dotted each side with a bit of BBQ sauce. Very quick and easy to make yet very flavorful. Glad I found this because it makes an awesome appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2014
This wasn't a very informative recipe. More of a technique. If you're going to say it comes as close as your favorite restaurant version then please tell us what is in your BBQ seasoning and how much you used. "BBQ seasoning to taste" doesn't tell anything. Was it sweet or spicy? A rub? A sauce? Read More
(67)