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Monday, June 30, 2008

BBQ Bacon Shrimp

My husband would call this "Heaven, wrapped in heaven, basted with heaven." This dish combines all his faves into one perfect skewer of heaven. I made this for him, as it wouldn't have been an idea to enter my mind necessarily, but I can't always cook for me, can I?

This is easy and a quick grilled dinner/lunch. This would also make a nice appetizer!

Basic BBQ Sauce:
16 oz tomato sauce
1/4 c cider vinegar
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp vidalia onion, minced
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp each, Salt, Chili Powder, Dry Mustard and Smoked Paprika

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for about 20-30 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure the sauce doesn't burn. Allow to cool before basting raw foods. This makes a little over 2 cups of BBQ sauce and can be stored in a container in the refrigerator.

Soak skewers in water for about 1 hour before you're ready to cook shrimp.
For the shrimp:
1lb fresh shrimp, peeled and de-veined (I leave the tails on)
1/2 lb center cut bacon
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Wrap each shrimp with a small piece of the bacon. I was able to wrap 3 shrimp per slice of bacon. Skewer shrimp onto stick and sprinkle with cayenne and black pepper. Grill over direct medium high heat about 3 minutes. Baste with BBQ sauce, and turn over and grill another 3 minutes. Baste shrimp on both sides with sauce, until coated to your preference.

Serve and enjoy!

You could probably use the recipe for Balsamic BBQ sauce for this dish too!


Peter M said...

Damn this looks good and Worcestershire always adds that 'sumfin-sumfin' to a dish.

John said...

Oh you are evil. You've also become my favorite person on the internet with this recipe! :)

Mrs. L said...

I'm with your husband, shrimp and bacon are my favorites so this dish is heaven!

Cynthia said...

I would be dying from pleasure if I could have this! Your husband is such a lucky man :)

Kevin said...

Bacon and shrimp! That sounds great!

Tom Aarons said...

Somehow bacon and shrimp always sounds so wrong, but tastes so right. Especially when it's grilled on a stick!

Courtney said...

I can't believe that I'm just now discovering your blog. Love it - it's.... heaven :)

Sophie said...

My husband would actually say the same thing. He's actually said that heaven probably smells like bacon :). I would love to feature this recipe on our Demy, the first and only digital recipe reader. Please email if you're interested. Thanks!