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spicy grilled shrimp

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Susan Doty
Tyler, TX

Ron and Gwen, wonderful friends in Philadelphia, first shared this spicy recipe twenty years ago. It's been an easy, fun one for summer evenings ever since.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These grilled shrimp are great for summer. Thanks to the horseradish, they're a little tangy. Cajun spice adds some spice. Then, the bacon adds a salty and smoky flavor. If you like your bacon crispy, we suggest pre-cooking the bacon a little before grilling the shrimp so it's not overcooked. Enjoy as an appetizer or light meal.

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★★★★★ 2
serves Varies
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For spicy grilled shrimp

  • 2 lb
    King prawns or jumbo shrimp
  • 1 lb
    thick cut bacon
  • 1/2 tsp
    horseradish per shrimp
  • 1/8 tsp
    Cajun seasoning per shrimp

How To Make spicy grilled shrimp

  • Horseradish in sliced and cleaned shrimp.
    Light the grill. Shell, de-vein, and slice the shrimp lengthwise. Line the sliced interior of the shrimp with horseradish.
  • Shrimp wrapped in bacon and secured with a toothpick.
    Wrap the horseradish-lined shrimp in either a full or half-slice of bacon to taste.
  • Sprinkling shrimp with Cajun seasoning.
    Roll the bacon-wrapped shrimp in Cajun spice. Sprinkle with Cajun spice if you don't like it very spicy. Use a toothpick to hold them together or put multiple shrimp on a skewer.
  • Grilling the shrimp.
    Grill until bacon is crispy and shrimp is white ... about 10 minutes on high.
  • Spicy Grilled Shrimp on a baking sheet.
    This recipe can easily be adjusted to the number of people you want to serve and whether you want it to be an appetizer or main meal.