Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Fire up the grill and get ready for a taste explosion with this bacon wrapped grilled shrimp recipe! Perfectly seasoned and juicy, this recipe is a shrimp lover’s dream come true.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Recipe

This bacon-wrapped shrimp recipe is the best way to enjoy crispy bacon and jumbo shrimp! It makes an easy appetizer to pair with all of your favorite bar-be-cue dishes or can be served with salad for a deliciously simple dinner.

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What makes these grilled shrimp so delicious is the spice blend that we use to coat each of the large shrimp before cooking. The combination of garlic powder & cayenne pepper in the brown sugar mixture gives the shrimp a sweet and spicy flavor that the entire family loves.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Recipe

This shrimp appetizer is the perfect balance of tender shrimp and grilled bacon. Each delciously balanced bite is flavour sensation!

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Kitchen essentials for grilling:

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Looking for more shrimp recipe inspiration? Be sure to check out this sweet chili shrimp recipe, this salmon & shrimp ceviche or these smokin’ shrimp skewers.

Bacon wrapped grilled shrimp:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, about 16-20 shrimp
  • 6 bacon slices
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Process

Directions:

1. Place bacon strips on a prepared baking sheet and cook at 350 degrees for 5-10 mins.

Tip: pre-cooking the bacon slightly is key to making the bacon crisp when grilling.

2. Allow the bacon to cool before cutting it into thirds.

3. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towel.

4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 375 degrees F.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Process

5. In a small bowl, mix together the cayanne pepper, garlic powder and brown sugar.

6. Coat the raw shrimp with the mixture.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Process

7. Wrap each piece of shrimp with a piece of bacon. Sprinkle with remaining rub.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Process

8. Grill the shrimp for 3-4 minutes per side for a total of 7-8 minutes.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Process

9. Flip each strip half way through grilling to help each slice of bacon cook thoroughly.

10. Serve with homemade bbq sauce or sweet chili dipping sauce.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp

These juicy shrimp make a crowd-pleasing appetizer that everyone is sure to love! Serve with salad, rice and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Substitute ingredients:

  • Add onion powder, kosher salt or black pepper to the coating.
  • Use chili powder instead of cayenne pepper for a kiss of heat.
  • Thin bacon is best but thick cut bacon works too.
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp

Tips and tricks:

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
  • Baste the shrimp with barbecue sauce or maple syrup in the last few minutes of cooking for added flavor.
  • Shrimp may be placed in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet and baked in the oven instead of grilled.
  • Try using an air fryer to cook this easy shrimp recipe even faster!
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp

This is one of our favorite ways to make the most delicious, juicy shrimp bites! These are sure to become a family favorite in your home as well!

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

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Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Yield: 16 shrimp
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Fire up the grill and get ready for a taste explosion with this bacon wrapped grilled shrimp recipe! Perfectly seasoned and juicy, this recipe is a shrimp lover's dream come true.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, about 16-20 shrimp
  • 6 bacon slices
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Instructions

1. Place bacon strips on a prepared baking sheet and cook at 350 degrees for 5-10 mins.

2. Allow the bacon to cool before cutting it into thirds.

3. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towel.

4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 375 degrees F.

5. In a small bowl, mix together the cayanne pepper, garlic powder and brown sugar.

6. Coat the raw shrimp with the mixture.

7. Wrap each piece of shrimp with a piece of bacon. Sprinkle with remaining rub.

8. Grill the shrimp for 3-4 minutes per side for a total of 7-8 minutes.

9. Flip each strip half way through grilling to help each slice of bacon cook thoroughly.

10. Serve with homemade bbq sauce or sweet chili dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 309mgSodium: 1605mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 38g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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