I hope you had a holly, jolly Christmas! I know I’m still swooning from the after-effects of too much sugar, a lot of presents and a great holiday had by all.
So now it’s time to think about New Year’s Eve.
I know! I know!!! STOP THE MADNESS.
This quick and simple recipe, using the peeled and deveined shrimp on sale at Brookshire’s this week, will elevate your New Year’s Eve party from humdrum to VA-VOOM and have everyone partying like it’s 1999! And you’ll reap the benefits in the new year of money saved.
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Serves 12 as an appetizer portion
18-24 peeled and deveined pre-cooked shrimp
9-12 slices of Brookshire’s bacon (cut in half)
1 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp curry
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Toothpicks or wooden skewers
Soak toothpicks or wood skewers in warm water for around 30 minutes.
Stir together all of the ingredients for the marinade in a small to medium sized bowl.
Rinse shrimp, remove tails and pat dry.
Add shrimp to marinade, toss to coat and allow to marinate at least 1 hour at room temperature. In a large skillet, cook bacon around 2 minutes until edges start to curl. Do not cook the bacon entirely; it still has to wrap around shrimp. Perhaps 1 minute total. Drain and set aside until shrimp is done marinating.
Wrap bacon around shrimp and skewer or secure with toothpick.
Grill or broil until shrimp is done and bacon is crisp. This takes around 10 to 15 minutes on both my grill and broiler, but you will need to judge this for yourself. Be careful to not overcook.
Nutritional Information: Calories: 162, Calories from Fat: 87, Cholesterol: 107 mg, Sodium: 632 mg,Total Carbohydrates: 2 g, Sugars: 1 g, Protein: 16 g