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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp-"Lend Me Your Recipes, Please"

Redstickchef May 26, 2012 03:05 PM

I have decided to make Bacon Wrapped Shrimp tomorrow for Memorial Day but unfortunately I do not have a recipe that can be made inside, not on a grill. The males in the family have confiscated the grill and I am unable to use it, while they are doing their outdoor grill male-bonding experience:) If anyone has a recipe for either broiling or pan-searing bacon wrapped shrimp it would be greatly appreciated. Also, do you think I could just adapt the grilling recipes to allow me to cook them in the oven? If so, what is the best way to do this? Thank you all in advance for your help!

  1. weezieduzzit May 26, 2012 03:37 PM

    I bake them in the oven at 400-425 degrees on a rack sitting in a sheet pan to catch the grease. I don't really have a set time, I keep just keep an eye on them.

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      escondido123 May 26, 2012 03:53 PM

      My only recommendation would be to precook the bacon to get some grease off but leave them still pliable enough to wrap the shrimp. Otherwise, you run the risk of either overdone shrimp or underdone bacon--I've had both.

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      1. re: escondido123
        Njchicaa May 26, 2012 04:30 PM

        I second this advice. I marinate in balsamic vinegar and chopped rosemary and top with blue cheese crumbles. I think I found the recipe on Epicurious.com

      2. chowser May 26, 2012 05:58 PM

        I've baked on high but recently have broiled it 2-3 minutes per side. I like to put a sliver of jalapeno where the vein was, then sprinkle brown sugar on top. Either that or use jalapeno jelly.

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          Redstickchef May 26, 2012 06:46 PM

          Thank you all very much for your help! With the advice y'all have given me I am hoping that tomorrow it will be smooth sailing at least as far as the shrimp go!

          1. gingershelley May 27, 2012 02:49 PM

            A great alternative with less grease than bacon for shrimp is to substitute proscuitto for the bacon; I like this much better, sweetness also goes well with sweetness of shrimp.

            Best ever, is to skewer proscuitto wrapped shrimps on a roasemary frond, soak for 1/2 an hour in Sambucca, then bake at 450 for about 7-10 minutes if you can't grill them. SO good!

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