Shrimp Kisses

Leslie Speed Dutton


This recipe adapted from a seafood restaurant in Galveston called "Fish Tails," which has since closed.

My best friend and I used to borrow my Mom's Mazda Miata and cruise the Galveston sea wall during the summer months. We would stop at Fish Tails, along with several other sea wall restaurants, and order these and a drink. Shrimp Kisses are SO addictive.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Spicy, bacon, jalapeños , shrimp
45 Min
10 Min
Deep Fry


  • 10-13 large
    shrimp, peeled and deveined. get the largest available.
  • 10-13 slice
    bacon, thin cut
  • 1/2 lb
    pepper jack cheese (or monter ray jack)
  • 10-13
    toothpicks, wood only!
  • ·
    vegetable oil for frying

How to Make Shrimp Kisses


  1. Heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees.
  2. Clean and devain 1 pound of jumbo shrimp. Slice each shrimp down the center using the sand vein as your guide, careful not to cut all the way through. Also known as butterflying.
  3. Slice cheese in approx. 1/4 inches thick so that you have one piece of cheese for each shrimp. Place one slice of cheese into each shrimp where you butterflied it.
  4. Wrap each stuffed shrimp with a slice of bacon, securing it with a toothpick.
  5. Fry the finished shrimp for approximately 3-5 minutes or until bacon is crispy and shrimp is pink. Drain on paper towels. Enjoy! :o)

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About Shrimp Kisses

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American

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