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Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

This grilling recipe has been in our family for many years and always gets rave reviews. I combine tender marinated shrimp with bacon strips to produce these delightful appetizers that will surely disappear in a hurry. — Jane Bone, Cape Coral, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, pepper, curry powder, ground cumin and ground coriander
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 18 uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 9 bacon strips, halved lengthwise


  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, lemon juice, oil and seasonings. Pour 1/4 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Drain on paper towels. Remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade. Wrap each shrimp with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill bacon-wrapped shrimp, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning and basting with reserved marinade.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 329 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 698mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • randcbruns
    Jun 1, 2019

    These are super spicy. Too spicy for my family. I will cut the spices in half next time I try these.

  • BilliePock
    Jul 20, 2017

    Oh these are so good if you like spicy! I used the half teaspoon of cayenne pepper this was too much for my granddaughters, but for the adults it was perfect. I look forward to making these again.

  • angcy
    Jan 5, 2014

    The marinate is delish. I did not follow the cooking method; instead I baked it at 375 deg F for 15 minutes and then broiled it for a few minutes to get the char taste. All my New Years Eve party guests loved it.

  • adoptdals
    Mar 30, 2013

    I have made this many times its always a big hit. I make in the am for an evening event, refrigerate then put in a very hot oven til warmed through,delicious

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    Aug 1, 2010

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    Jul 10, 2006

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