Butterflied shrimp are stuffed with jalapeno and wrapped in bacon, and it just gets better from there. There are never any leftovers when I make this recipe - it's a crowd pleaser! This goes great with dirty rice a nice green salad and crusty French bread. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a grill for high heat. Soak skewers in water.

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  • Place a strip of jalapeno into the opening of butterflied shrimp. Wrap with a piece of the bacon, and thread onto skewers so that the shrimp is pierced once through the head, and once through the tail, and bacon is secure. You can usually fit about 6 shrimp on a skewer. Make sure there is a little space between the shrimp, this will help the bacon cook better. Season both sides of the shrimp generously with Cajun seasoning.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Place shrimp skewers on the grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side. Turn, and place slices of cheese over the shrimp. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until bacon is browned, and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

394.5 calories; 43.2 g protein; 1.2 g carbohydrates; 291.2 mg cholesterol; 1120.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2005
I whipped this up for lunch today and everyone loved it! To make sure the bacon was cooked I precooked it to the soft stage (it also cuts down on flareups from the grease). Cajun seasoning can be incredibly salty so use the no salt or low-salt version instead if you can find it. I will be making these again. Next time I'll serve them over rice or pasta. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/28/2007
I was so excited about this recipe!! Had 50 large prawns all done up properly with bacon just partially cooked (To cut down on flare-ups on BBQ and time ) and DARN it if I didn't have nothing but problems with the wrapping of the bacon. It would not hold the jalapeno in at all they fell out during BBq'ing. I ended up with throwing out about 20 prawns which is expensive for me. Nobody wants to reheat them and have them overcooked!! I probably did something wrong it really annoys me because I hate to give bad reviews but this just didn't do anything for our family!! Sorry. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2005
I whipped this up for lunch today and everyone loved it! To make sure the bacon was cooked I precooked it to the soft stage (it also cuts down on flareups from the grease). Cajun seasoning can be incredibly salty so use the no salt or low-salt version instead if you can find it. I will be making these again. Next time I'll serve them over rice or pasta. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2005
I whipped this up for lunch today and everyone loved it! To make sure the bacon was cooked I precooked it to the soft stage (it also cuts down on flareups from the grease). Cajun seasoning can be incredibly salty so use the no salt or low-salt version instead if you can find it. I will be making these again. Next time I'll serve them over rice or pasta. Read More
(52)
Rating: 2 stars
07/28/2007
I was so excited about this recipe!! Had 50 large prawns all done up properly with bacon just partially cooked (To cut down on flare-ups on BBQ and time ) and DARN it if I didn't have nothing but problems with the wrapping of the bacon. It would not hold the jalapeno in at all they fell out during BBq'ing. I ended up with throwing out about 20 prawns which is expensive for me. Nobody wants to reheat them and have them overcooked!! I probably did something wrong it really annoys me because I hate to give bad reviews but this just didn't do anything for our family!! Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
I love these......except I used shredded Montery Jack cheese and jalepeno...( i put the cheese and slices of jalepeno in a mimi chopper with a little of the juice from the peppers in and gave it a whirl to mix them together.....I stuffed the Shrimp with this mixture....then wrapped with the bacon and bathe the shrimp with a little garlic butter....then grill!!!! MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
I forgot to add the cheese to this dish I was so excited about the shrimp. I made it with large prawns for a dinner with hubby....INCREDIBLE. Then I made if for my sister's B-Day and she could not get enough. I unfortunately made other food. She could have dined on just the shrimp. VERY GOOD. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
I prepared these as though I would grill them (even placing them on skewers in individual foil) but instead I cooked them in the oven. I also dropped honey teriyaki sauce in each one prior to placing in the oven and they tasted so good! I did have to fry the bacon a bit prior to wrapping them to make it easier to wrap them and after that it was easy as pie. No longer will I have to purchase these in a restaurant @ 35.00 for 6. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2007
WOW What a great flavor!! I did not have Jack cheese so I just melted some cheddar on top. These will be fabulous as appetizers if I can keep myself from eating them before serving them!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2009
Delicious! I found that it was easier to wrap the shrimp using raw bacon. To be sure the bacon cooked nicely I alternately raised and lowered the lid on my propane grill to maintain a small flame. I used a small sliver of cheese inside then topped the shrimp with a little more at the end. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/03/2004
I was very excited to try this recipe but was quite disappointed with the way it turned out. It was way too salty. I may try it again without the cajun mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2006
Yum Yum Yum is all I can say! The more cajun spices you put on them the hotter they are! Great! Read More
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