You can never go wrong with shrimp and bacon, but add a little feta and jalapeno and you will be getting kisses from everybody!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-low heat, and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Use a sharp paring knife to cut down the backs of the shrimp nearly all the way through, so you can spread apart the two halves. Open up the shrimp and lay them out onto your work surface. Spoon some crumbled feta cheese onto each shrimp, then top with slivers of jalapeno pepper. Close up the shrimp and wrap each with a strip of bacon; secure with a toothpick.

  • Cook on the preheated grill until the bacon has begun to crisp and the shrimp is no longer translucent in the center, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; 18.2 g total fat; 129 mg cholesterol; 990 mg sodium. 2.2 g carbohydrates; 21.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
These were wonderful. My husband quickly proclaimed these as "the only way I ever want to eat shrimp from now on." Since it was about 10 degrees with a windchill below zero on the day I made these I opted to use my oven. I put them in at 350 for about 10 minutes to sweat the bacon then finished them under the broiler to crisp the bacon and cook the shrimp through. I'll definitely be making these again. Next time I'll be putting more jalapeno in each one for a little more spice. That's so easy to vary with this recipe. Thanks for a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/20/2011
These sounded great with all the great reviews I had to make them. I used extra large shrimp but it was still hard to fit the feta and pepper slivers in. Also trying to wrap and skewer them was a difficult task. Took FOREVER to put them together. Grilled them but shrimp were tough by the time the bacon was cooked. Edible but would not say they were anything to brag about. I have no idea what I did wrong but would never make them again. Too much work for the end result. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
These were wonderful. My husband quickly proclaimed these as "the only way I ever want to eat shrimp from now on." Since it was about 10 degrees with a windchill below zero on the day I made these I opted to use my oven. I put them in at 350 for about 10 minutes to sweat the bacon then finished them under the broiler to crisp the bacon and cook the shrimp through. I'll definitely be making these again. Next time I'll be putting more jalapeno in each one for a little more spice. That's so easy to vary with this recipe. Thanks for a keeper! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
These were wonderful. My husband quickly proclaimed these as "the only way I ever want to eat shrimp from now on." Since it was about 10 degrees with a windchill below zero on the day I made these I opted to use my oven. I put them in at 350 for about 10 minutes to sweat the bacon then finished them under the broiler to crisp the bacon and cook the shrimp through. I'll definitely be making these again. Next time I'll be putting more jalapeno in each one for a little more spice. That's so easy to vary with this recipe. Thanks for a keeper! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
I absolutely loved this recipe and so did everyone else I made it for! I was kind of worried that it would be too difficult or time consuming but not at all. I used peppered bacon too and would definately recommend it. Also to cut back on time I used jarred jalepenos instead. Not too hot and a keeper in our home!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2009
Wow! What a twist to a Texas favorite/ staple. This is the only way I will prepare bacon wrapped shrimp from now on.Thick sliced black peppered bacon is delish as well. You may have to scrape off some of the pepper to taste if it is too peppery. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
These were awesome. My husband and I made them for a winter party so we skipped the grill and used the broiler. They were gobbled up in minutes. Can't wait to try them on the grill in the summer! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2009
These were fun to prepare and made a phenomenal presentation on the plate. I used what I consider to be medium shrimp (26/30) and thought the jalepeno slivers cheese and bacon overwhelmed the shrimp flavor a bit - the shrimp also was overcooked by the time the bacon finished so in the future I'll use larger shrimp. I also substituted pepperjack cheese slivers for the feta as I wanted a meltier cheese that didn't crumble all over my grilltop and will stick with that substitution in the future. Something I'd reach for to wow company with on the grill or in the broiler - thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
I will make these again but with the following changes: Use large shrimp so that it does not over cook before bacon is done. Use regular slice bacon and slightly pre-cook in the microwave so you can still manipulate it around the shrimp. I used monterey jack with pepper cheese and it melted all over the place and did not stay within shrimp and bacon - the feta did the same. So right when I took it off the grill I slid a chunk of cheese onto toothpick so that it sat on top of meat. These are as good cold as they are hot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2009
Unbelievable - My friend made them for an appt. and for sure hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2011
This was delicious! I used the peppered bacon as others suggested. I also used the cubed feta instead of the crumbled; it was easier to slice and place inside the shrimp. Some of it did fall out while grilling but not too bad. This is a repeat in our house for sure!!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2011
Delicious!!!! Easy prep and great combination of flavors. I sprinkled on a little paprika mixed with chili powder for a little kick!!! I will make these again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/20/2011
These sounded great with all the great reviews I had to make them. I used extra large shrimp but it was still hard to fit the feta and pepper slivers in. Also trying to wrap and skewer them was a difficult task. Took FOREVER to put them together. Grilled them but shrimp were tough by the time the bacon was cooked. Edible but would not say they were anything to brag about. I have no idea what I did wrong but would never make them again. Too much work for the end result. Read More
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