Chipotle BBQ bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp

Robin Lieneke

By
@icook65

I wanted to make something exciting and different for dinner. I had some beautiful jumbo shrimp and I wanted to enhance that great shrimp flavor, not overwhelm it. I also wanted something easy enough to do on a weeknight for an simple elegant dinner. I worked on this idea and it all came together in my head. I used things I had on hand and the result was so delicious I knew I had a hit. This recipe takes me away to summertime any time of year. Works well on the grill or a grill pan indoors.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Grill

Ingredients

1 lb
jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 medium
onion, diced small
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp
old bay seasoning
1/3 c
parmesan cheese
1 c
queso quesadilla cheese shredded fine
3 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 Tbsp
cilantro, fresh chopped fine
1
garlic head
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
salt and pepper
6-8 slice
bacon (1/2 slice for each shrimp)
3/4 c
raspberry chipotle bbq sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut top off of garlic head (leave skin on) to expose cloves. Add a little salt and pepper and top with olive oil. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 35-40 minutes. Let cool completely. Squeeze roasted garlic out of head. Squish and chop with a knife to make a paste. Set aside.
2
Squeeze lime juice over diced onion. Let set for 10-15 minutes. Add garlic to onions and lime juice.
3
Mix cilantro, old bay, butter and cheeses. Mix in onion, garlic mixture. Set in refrigerator till ready to stuff shrimp. This can be done several hours ahead.
4
Cut bacon in half. Place on a sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until about halfway done.
5
Split shrimp almost but not all the way through. Place about 2 teaspoons of cheese mixture into each shrimp. Wrap each shrimp in 1/2 slice of bacon. Secure with toothpicks.
6
Brush each bacon wrapped shrimp on both sides with BBQ sauce. Grill about 5-8 minutes starting shrimp side down.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Carb