Bacon Shrimp Scampi Appetizer

Nor M.


This is a very delicious appetizer. Your friends will be very pleased if you serve this at your next gathering. I absolutely love it. The bacon adds a delicious accent to this Scampi dish.

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10 Min
15 Min
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1 lb
large or jumbo raw shrimp peeled,and cleaned with tails still attached.
slices of bacon chopped and cooked. reserve drippings
4 Tbsp
large cloves of garlic
1/3 c
white wine
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
2/3 c
seasoned panko bread crumbs
3 Tbsp
chopped parsley


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1Peel the shrimp,and butterfly it. Do this by gently running a knife in the back of the shrimp.
Do not cut all the way through the back.

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2Cook the bacon until brown and crisp. remove bacon,and set aside.
Chop the garlic and parsley.

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3Remove half the bacon drippings. Add the 5 tablespoons of butter until melted. Add the chopped Garlic,pinch of Cayenne pepper, and shrimp. Cook for a couple minutes on both sides.

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4Add the wine,and cook for another 2 minutes. If using a cast iron skillet. Sprinkle the bread crumbs,bacon,and parsley on top. Place under broiler until crumbs are browned,or pour the shrimp/wine mixture in to a small casserole dish. Top with the bacon ,bread crumbs,and parsley. Place under broiler,and brown. Serve

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy