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.Â 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.Â Put pan in oven 6 inches from broiler.Â Â 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