Quick and Easy Appetizer, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Looking for an easy appetizer that doesn’t give your guests the impression that it’s easy? Try this simple but tasty recipe for bacon-wrapped-shrimp!


  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 24 extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh chives


Slice strips of bacon in half lengthwise then cut each strip into three short pieces. Microwave bacon for about 1 1/2 minutes or just until fat begins to melt but the bacon is still pliable.

In a small bowl, toss together salt, pepper and Cayenne together.  Sprinkle over shrimp.

Wrap a piece of bacon around middle of shrimp and place on a baking pan laid with foil, pinning the bacon end underneath the shrimp.  Put pan in oven 6 inches from broiler.   Broil until shrimp is pink and edge of bacon is brown, you may need to turn pan around half way through cooking time, about 3 1/2 minutes.

When cooked, scewer bacon wrapped shrimp with toothpicks, place on platter and sprinkle with chives.

Serves 4 – 6 people


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